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Building Confident 'SOLES'

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Confident S.O.L.E.

Due to the pressures of growing up, self-confidence can be a trait that is hard to come by for teenagers. That is why one partner of The Kalamazoo Promise has created a support system meant to...

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A Piano's Purpose

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A Piano's Purpose

A world without music would be duller than a film about paint drying, which is actually a real thing. Although students are currently learning from home, we wanted to recognize a local program that...

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DAD Series - Equity Meets Action

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Jacob Pinney-Johnson

The latest edition of our DAD Series features Jacob Pinney-Johnson, a proud father to a seven-year-old daughter and two-year-old son and a member of The Kalamazoo Promise’s inaugural class of...

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Capitalizing on The Gift

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Jared Coleman

This past Monday, Kalamazoo Public Schools students returned from their winter break and set out on the second half of the school year. To commemorate this occasion, we wanted to add another chapter...

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MOM Series: Shared Experiences

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Meghan Behymer

Think back to some of the fondest moments you shared with your parents. Maybe it involved them teaching you a new recipe or perhaps showing you a favorite film from their youth. Whether it’s a...

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Nonlinear Plans

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Hannah Reinhold

College isn’t just about learning new career skills; it’s also where one discovers who they are and what they value. In this week’s post, Kalamazoo Public Schools alumna Hannah Reinhold shares...

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Paying It Forward Across the Globe

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Inner City Youth For Change

In order to learn and grow, sometimes we must step outside of our usual comfort zones. Thanks to Inner City Youth for Change (IC Youth for Change), several students from Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS)...

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DAD Series: A Father's Journey

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Rev. Brooks and Family

In the latest installment of our Dad Series, Reverend Morris “Mo” Brooks shares how he uses his own life experiences to guide and support his daughter and the youth in the community. A Promise...

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Celebrating the Journey

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Former Promise Scholar Erin Keller

As August comes to a close, many of 2019’s high school graduates are embarking on the next leg of their educational journey. To commemorate this occasion, this week’s blog features a Promise...

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Making a Difference as a Whole

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You-Make-A-Difference-2019

The old saying goes that a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the work that the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) accomplish each year is living proof of this adage. By aiding Kalamazoo’s...

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Keeping the Promise

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All-Three-Seniors

A promise is like a security blanket. It provides a sense of assurance for the future and serves as a constant that can be looked forward to. For many Kalamazoo Public School (KPS) students, The...

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