Positively Midland updates in brief from the Midland Area Community Foundation

Send in those scholarship applications.

$641,450. That's how much is available through funds held at the community foundation for Midland County students in 2017. Nearly 200 local donors make this possible. Share this link with a high school senior or any adult seeking postsecondary education. From future welders to the school teachers of tomorrow, there's a scholarship waiting for you. Deadline = March 1st.

Cyber seniors.

Match up high school students with older adults for an hour and a half a week, throw in some tablets, smartphones and laptops, and what do you get? Cyber seniors. The program is a huge hit, allowing seniors to get their tech questions answered about social media, email, and the advanced hardware powering today's smartphones and tablets. According to students, the seniors imparted plenty of wisdom of their own on topics ranging from work-life balance to saving for retirement. The Dow High School Student Leadership group volunteered toward this project to earn a $1,000 Dow CommunityGives grant. They'll use the funds to bring in a nationally known speaker for the benefit of all students. Warm and fuzzy feelings all around.

Chips... aren't very healthy. CHIP is.

On Wednesday, January 25th at 9:30am, the Health and Human Services Council will update the public on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). 35+ organizations all working on four focus areas: later life quality, substance use disorder, healthy weight, and mental health. If you want to join in, head to the lobby of the Midland County Services Building tomorrow morning. The sheer number of groups tackling these issues means significant resources will go toward them in the near future. Public health FTW.

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