Posts Tagged ‘detroit’

Guest Blog: Kidpreneur is Here in Local SE Michigan

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The World Economic Forum identified entrepreneurship education as the core for economic growth because innovation and entrepreneurship provide a way for solving the challenges of the 21st century. Thanh Tran, founder of Kidpreneur in Novi, Michigan, adds that entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action and is a key competence for all, helping young people to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake. This is the mission for Kidpreneur.

If you have kids or know anyone who does, you will understand that parents encourage their child to start in sports, music, arts and academic early in life. Thanh, a serial entrepreneur and a father of two, is no different. He believes it is partly due to two factors: we want our kids to have a balance of skills to be well-rounded individuals and also explore a potential, hidden interest that could turn out to be their calling. How can’t we encourage our young people to explore entrepreneurship? According to Thanh, entrepreneurship is more than running your own business and maximizing profits. It’s about encouraging confidence and creativity in our kids and being able to communicate and present yourself and your ideas effectively. Like any activity, entrepreneurial skills will help develop key personality traits that can easily overflow into sports, music, arts and academics.

Kidpreneur will be a kid-friendly place where kids aged 8-16 can get mentorship and hands-on training about entrepreneurship and the latest technology including web design, app development, robotics and more. The idea is to have Kidpreneur embedded in the local community where kids and parents feel comfortable and kids are invited to take live classes, online courses, professional coaching and the occasional game challenges with the staff. Kidpreneur plans to launch its pilot on September 21 with the help of Digital Roots in downtown Northville, Michigan. Thanh said “Northville is the ideal location for Kidpreneur because of its unique landscape and transparent border between its neighborhood and downtown business district. We want the kids to roll out of bed and be able to walk, run or bike to their Kidpreneur classes.” And Jay Wolcott, founder and CEO of Digital Roots, is proud to partner with the Kidpreneur program and hopes that his facility inspires regional youth to develop skills that will create a future of innovation.

Kidpreneur’s flagship class is self-titled where kids will learn how to bring their idea to life. The goal is to have the kids be excited about their idea, have fun building a business, give exciting presentations and get customers by the time they graduate from the course. If the kids do not have an idea but want to learn about entrepreneurship, then the instructor will work with them to find their passion. Other pilot classes will include web design, Android App development and LEGO® Mindstorms robotic programming. The classes will take place on Saturdays, lasting 90 minutes for 9 weeks, and the kid to instructor ratio is 4:1. The classes are taught by top practitioners with real-world experience and understand how to get the kids engaged. The graduation event is called Demo Day and will allow the young entrepreneurs to present their business and demonstrate their products and services.

For more information, visit www.Kidpreneur.co or email info@kidpreneur.co.

By: Thanh Tran

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Detroit: IMAGINOSITY Discovery Center, LOGO Design Contest

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Students in K-8 in Michigan schools are invited to help Imaginosity create the most amazing logo design. Libraries across the State of Michigan are helping to get the word out! Young artists can use crayons, markers, pencil crayons, paint, even chalk, pastels, charcoal, or cray-pas! Send it in as soon as you can. Deadline is June 30th, voting by Celebrity Judges.

For complete rules and for more information on Imaginosity Detroit, please visit http://www.imaginositydetroit.org/

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America’s Oldest Aquarium- Belle Isle Detroit

IMG_1168The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan.  It opened on August 18, 1904, and is the oldest  public aquarium in America!

 

The aquarium was closed for 7 years due to budget cuts and officially reopened in September, 2012.

Now run by all volunteers the aquarium at is free and open to the public 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday.

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Michigan, “PLAYFEST 2013”- Mother’s Day Weekend!

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iHeartKids is excited to bring you, PLAYFEST“- A Michigan Family Friendly event taking place this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11-12, 2013. We will be featuring Michigan Products, presented by our  partner: Got it Made in Michigan.

Now accepting applications for vendors and sponsorships.  Please submit information on our website at: www.michiganplayfest.com  Get involved: Email hi@iheartkids.com

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New Friends! iHeartKids + Radio Disney AM 910 | radio disney detroit

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Thank you to our friends at Radio Disney for supporting iHeartKids and our December 7th event FLASH! Listen for a chance to win tickets and to hear sisters, Donna and Dottie talk about iHeartKids! Get your tickets NOW! This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Love and Hugs!
Donna and Dottie- iHeartKids

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Photos & a special Thank you Video from the KaBOOM! Detroit Playground Build

Last Friday (9.21.12) iHeartKids spent the day building a playground for Kids in Detroit with KaBOOM!, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and the YMCA Detroit Innovation Academy.

Here are some photos from our fun day and a thank song from the kids! Enjoy:)

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The Kids were very happy! Watch them sing Thank You here!

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KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children by creating great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities.

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The Actors Workshop Detroit

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Cool stuff going on <3 Hey! Hey!

Hi Friends! What’s up with YOU!? We hope all is FAB 😎 For those of YOU reading this, YOU should be subscribed by now! If not, click here.This blog post is about YOU and Us. Together we can do beautiful things.

Check out the magical things we are working. We invite YOU to get involved!

People, Products & Purpose! Thank you Lovers & Friends for being so awesome and for your continued support :mrgreen:

Here is some beautiful kid ART from the Heart<3

Art from the Detroit Playground build with KaBOOM!! We had a Blast:)

HUGS- d&d

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Think, Create & Learn with our Friends!

On Wednesday we met with the wonderful Peg of Arts & Scraps in Detroit. What a KOOL place! We are so excited to be working with them!

About Arts & Scraps: Reimagine recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn. Arts & Scraps operates a store where you can “stuff a bag” of goodies and create different projects. They even offer fields trips and birthday parties that inspire creativity for children and adults too!

Check out Arts & Scraps at http://www.artsandscraps.org/

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