Emptiness, gnawing, cramping abdominal pain, dizziness, headache and hopelessness – these are only a few of the symptoms of a grievous, albeit completely preventable, condition known as … hunger. Maddie is one of those students who was hungry. As a 7th grader, she came to Northmen Dens looking for help.
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Northmen Dens Youth Pantries helps break the cycle of poverty. In Michigan, 1 in 5 kids struggles in poverty. Here in Petoskey, 1 in 3 children are dealing with hunger daily. In rural areas like Emmet County, parents tend to have less education and are more often underemployed, meaning children
Here’s a look at the data from our first full year of our AIM Tutoring program. With how fast the days of summer go, we all know the 2022-23 school year is quickly approaching. Here we reflect on the overwhelming growth of our Northmen Den Youth Services during the past
The Sandwich Lunch Brigade at Concord Academy is truly a community program with a lot of emotional appeal.
Our mission at Northmen Den Youth Services is to nourish our neediest students by providing food, tutoring, and mentoring in a manner that respects dignity and individuality, while sustaining dreams. This week, April 25 – 29, 2022 is recognized as Every Kid Healthy Week – a week that highlights the
Northmen Den Youth Services’ AIM™ tutoring program serving students in Petoskey, MI, and surrounding school districts is growing rapidly. Middle and high school years come with all sorts of pressures, and academic performance can hinge on a lot of variables. Add to this the fact that 1 in 3 kids
Northmen Den Youth Pantries is launching this Sandwich Lunch Brigade in partnership with Parkside Deli, Therapy Solutions and Monarch Workforce. Northmen Den Youth Pantries is adding Concord Academy of Petoskey as its sixth school-based youth pantry to help students eligible for Free Lunch or Reduced Costs. Concord Academy has chosen
When I was growing up, my parents took a “divide and conquer” approach to helping me with homework. Mom helped with English and History, Dad helped with Math and Science. This worked rather well for a while, but eventually Mom didn’t know how to write a literary analysis and Dad
One important misconception that teachers must address is the notion that children in poverty do not come from loving homes. It is easy, sometimes, to fall into a savior-complex where we believe it is our responsibility to save children from the horrors of their homelife. However, this way of thinking