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Neighbors in Action: Highfields, Inc.

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Katie Cook
Highfields CEO Brian Philson (L) and counseling program participant Kelley Bonandrini

What began as a residential camp for troubled boys in Ingham County in 1962 is now a multi-purpose human services organization which every year gives more than 8,000 people the resources they need to turn their lives around. For Neighbors in Action we speak with the CEO of Highfields, Inc. and a Highfields client involved in one of their programs.

Highfields, Inc. is a nonprofit with five offices serving ten counties in southern lower Michigan, including one in Lansing. Their mission is to provide opportunities for children, youth and families to become more responsible for their own lives and to strengthen their relationships with others.

For Neighbors in Action, we talk with CEO and President of Highfields Brian Philson, along with Kelley Bonandrini, a participant in one of their counseling programs.

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