An Update for Friends of Highfields · March 28, 2016
One Happy Camper
Imagine raising three children; one with special needs. Your child needs constant supervision. You aren't able to take a vacation with your family because it's too difficult to find proper care. You're overwhelmed, exhausted, and constantly busy. This is how Jennifer felt every day for the past 16 years...until Highfields stepped in to support Jennifer and her family.
     Jennifer is the mother of three incredible children. She lives with her fiancé and her family in Jackson. She has one son in college, a daughter in first grade, and her son Nick is 16 and is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
   Jennifer spends most of her time taking care of Nick. She has never spent a night away from him. Jennifer was referred to Highfields' Wraparound Program three years ago and has never looked back.
   "I can't say enough great things about Highfields," said Jennifer. "They have helped us keep our family together."


You can help children just like Nick! Your gift will give children with special needs the opportunity to attend camp or another special class or activity! Click here to donate to our Giving Grid!
Dancing Through Life
How does ballroom dancing translate into self-confidence? Reaching Higher student Noah Browning knows the answer. Your support of Highfields' Reaching Higher program helps teach kids like Noah how to become confident, successful adults.
   Thirteen year-old Noah Browning has a long list of passions. He enjoys computer games, acting, dancing, playing basketball, and much more. Noah hasn't always been so enthusiastic about life, however. He remembers a time before he transferred to Da Vinci Primary School when he wasn't so optimistic.
   "My life was pretty rough before I transferred," said Noah. "At my old school, the classes were bigger and there were more people around. I have anxiety and the more people I'm around, the more it affects me and I act out."
   Noah suffers with behavioral challenges. He is diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and becomes overwhelmed by unfamiliar situations. This creates issues and causes him to act out. 
 
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Golf Outing 2016!

Don't miss your shot...to 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 your foursome or secure your sponsorship, please contact Bev McGill at: bmcgill@highfields.org or 517-628-2287 x332
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