An Update for Friends of Highfields · August 3, 2015
Students Learn New Skills


   One of the first things Dontrell noticed when he arrived at Highfields' Onondaga Campus for the Phoenix program was the facilities team. There were three men who would fix everything around campus. They seemed so knowledgeable - like his dad.

   When Dontrell was a kid, his dad built a house. He asked Dontrell to help and, even though Dontrell thought a house would be too hard to build, once he started to help, he realized he was having fun.

   "I used to think it was boring and too much work," Dontrell said. "But then he showed me how to do it and I realized he knew what he was doing."

   So, when he saw the facilities team at Highfields, he was intrigued. He wanted to learn how they do what they do.



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Board Profile: Jeff Klug
Board Member Strives to Help Others
   Growing up, Jeff Klug always knew he wanted to be a lawyer.  He felt this was one way that  he could help people and business in the community.
   In 2008, that's what he did - he became an associate at Klug Law Firm, where he helps people and their businesses with legal problems.  One day, one of his clients invited him to a breakfast. It was a fundraising breakfast for Highfields - an organization he didn't know much about.
   When he got there, he saw a video featuring a woman who had been helped by Highfields. She talked about the services Highfields provided her and how she and her children had been helped by the organization. Jeff was intrigued.
   "Growing up in this area, I didn't know about Highfields," he said. "I think it's great that it's helping the community and I [wanted to] be a part of that in some way."

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Upcoming Events
Our Zip Line is Open!

Come ride our double zip line at our Onondaga Campus! $15 per person for unlimited rides. Please sign up by the Thursday before your zip line weekend.

Available days:
  • Aug. 22 & 23
  • Sept. 12 & 13
  • Oct. 17 & 18
Please RSVP at:

Or call:
(517) 628-2287, ext. 202.
Strengthening Families Fundraising Breakfast

Our annual Strengthening Families Fundraising Breakfast will be held this year on Thursday, October 29 at the Kellogg Center. Come for breakfast, for inspirational stories and for good company - all before 9:00! 
For more information, please contact Bev McGill at or (517) 628-2287, ext. 332.
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