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Creating community stewardship through student citizenship

Community stewardship transforms education and our future. The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS Coalition) nurtures partnerships between schools and innovative thinkers in the community. We build communities that support visionary practices in our schools and beyond— so that students can grow into citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems.

Place-based education drives student engagement

Place-based education is more than taking a fun field trip. It’s a transformative approach that makes learning real and empowers students to create positive change in their communities while mastering an integrated array of skills.  Learn more.

“SEMIS Coalition is modeling strategies aimed at empowering youth to become ‘solutionaries’ capable of improving the health of human and natural environments.” Dr. Gregory Smith

Author, Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity

Visit our SEMIS Coalition Vimeo and YouTube channels to learn more!

Important Upcoming Dates for Members!

January 26, 2018 SEMIS Coalition Winter Professional Development 

March 8-10, 2018 EcoJustice & Activism Conference at EMU

April 30, 2018 Community Forum at the EMU Student Center 

June 25-27, 2018 SEMIS Coalition Summer Institute P1 

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