An Update for Friends of Highfields · April 20, 2016
Mending a Broken Home
Violence is a learned behavior and often has its roots within the family constellation. One of our goals at Highfields is to provide programs that promote safety and teach families alternatives to violence. Thanks to your support, we can provide these programs to families in the community that need help.
   Susan carries a heavy burden. She and her husband Mike adopted her daughter's three children eight years ago: Maurice, Marissa, and Marcell. Their father was verbally and physically abusive towards the family. Their mother struggled with drug addiction and lost the rights to her children. That's when Susan stepped in to take care of her grandchildren. She provided a stable home environment for the kids to grow up in, and focused on putting them on the right path in life.
   Unfortunately, taking care of at-risk teenagers has been challenging for Susan. Maurice, age 19, was sent to teen court four years ago. He was expelled from school multiple times for acting out, disobeying authority and doing drugs. 

Students Express Themselves through Art
Thanks to a grant from the W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation, Highfields' residential students take a yearly field trip to Schuler Arts Studio to express their creativity.
   For some students, spring break is an excuse to go wild. At Highfields, the residential students go wild with creativity! During the week of spring break, the students spend three days at an art workshop at Schuler Arts Studio in Albion, Michigan.
   Owners Nobel and Pam Schuler began their relationship with Highfields four years ago. Nobel met the President of Highfields, Brian Philson, through a mutual friend, and they began discussing the idea of creating a workshop for the students at Nobel's studio. They agreed it would be a unique way for the students to express themselves, relieve stress, improve coping and problem-solving skills and strengthen bonds with other students and staff.
   Thanks to a grant from the W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation, Brian and Nobel turned that idea into a reality.
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Upcoming Events
Golf Outing 2016

Don't miss your help children, youth, and families. Highfields' 36th Annual Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 13 at Forest Akers West in Lansing! 

To reserve an individual golfer or foursome, or secure a sponsorship, please contact Bev McGill at: or 517-628-2287 x332
Zip Line Rides at Highfields!

You can bring your family and friends to experience the thrill of zip lining over beautiful Lake Telford in Onondaga, Michigan!

Our opening date is Saturday, May 14th from 1-5 PM. 
Cost: $15/person

Our zip line will be open to the public on the 2nd Saturday of each month from May - October. 

No reservations needed!

For more information, please click here.

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