At We Fight, we’re always aiming to put the Spotlight on resources that our members have found useful. With peer groups, workshops for identifying the signs of mental health struggle in teens, and more, Stay Well from the State of Michigan has certainly helped many We Fight members. Erin Wallace, Stay Well’s Project Manager, talkedContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: Stay Well from the State of Michigan”
For this week’s Spotlight, We Fight chatted with a driving force behind all we do here — We Fight leadership team member and Social Chair, Stephanie Rorich Slawnik. Stephanie, a founding member of We Fight, runs our weekly Saturday social meet-ups, and spearheads all of the events that make We Fight a community. We’re immenselyContinue reading “We Fight Leadership Spotlight: Stephanie Rorich Slawnik, Social Chair”
For this week’s Spotlight, We Fight chatted with co-founder Gretchen Evenhouse of Wild + Wonder TC — a space for young people and their parents to come together, learn, and grow. Storytimes focus on emotional awareness, social justice, and building community. Founders Gretchen Evenhouse and Christine Straley are also members of We Fight! How would you describe WildContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: Wild + Wonder TC”
For this week’s Spotlight, We Fight chatted with Families Against Narcotics – Grand Traverse, an awesome organization that helps individuals of all ages struggling with substance use disorders, and supports their families as well. FAN offers many opportunities to get connected with resources: learn more in the Spotlight! How would you describe your organization toContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: Families Against Narcotics”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan hosts mentorship programs for Traverse City area youth from all backgrounds and life experiences. BBBS creates a supportive environment for young people to flourish — matched with a Big, young people get a positive influence and the opportunity to explore new interests together! We Fight chatted with CeciliaContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan”
We Fight puts the Spotlight on Up North Pride, Traverse City’s local volunteer-run 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy and events organization.
For this week’s Spotlight, We Fight chatted with Sarah Kuschell, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Area (GTA) Children’s Garden! We Fight is thankful for the work that the GTA Children’s Garden does every day to get young people of all abilities involved with producing and appreciating their own healthy food, while building community. WeContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: GT Area Children’s Garden”
This week, the We Fight Spotlight shines on Jen and Drew Tursman, two healthcare heroes who work to support TCAPS youth as substitute teachers in their spare time. We’re grateful for all the work done by the Tursmans! Hear more from them about why they chose to get involved as substitute teachers, and how it’sContinue reading “We Fight Spotlight: Jen and Drew Tursman”
We Fight puts the spotlight on NAMI Grand Traverse, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.
We Fight puts the spotlight on YouthWork, an initiative of Child and Family Services that provides young adults ages 16-35 with hands-on experience while they earn a paycheck, scholarships, and job skills.