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The 100 Day Challenge.  We've been a part of it for a few years.  It's a major grouping of projects in Muskegon that are taken on by people who are willing to work for change they see a need for and present their plan to other groups in the hopes that the spark will grow.  


From their website - "The 100-Day Challenge process is a community-led model, which means it is based on the idea that people are the experts on their own lives. Through one-on-one interviews, focus groups, resident surveys, and data from local groups, the Livability Lab design team learned what Muskegon County residents consider to be the most significant challenges in their lives, and what changes could make biggest impact in the community."  The project originates out of the Muskegon Access Health office and the CHIR (Community Health Innovation Region) and the list of partners seeking the best outcome is an amazing collaborative that supports almost everything that you see happening in Muskegon to help the health of all of us.  

Projects have included reduction of medical debt, parent network villages, climate changes, greenspaces in Muskegon, doulas to assist soon to be and new mom's.  This year, you have the opportunity to learn about what's been brewing in the teams that were formed and what they have hammered out as ways that things can change with ideas and ways of thinking that are both in and out of the box thinking.  The event is at the Barclay Place Events Center on February 6th at 9a with doors opening at 8:30.  You are asked to REGISTER IN ADVANCE so there's an idea of how many to plan for for food and seating, but it is a free event, open to all and a free hot catered breakfast is provided.  It's an amazingly inspiring day to be a part of. 

Samantha Cornell joined us to talk about the projects and the events.  We met up at the Access Health offices while one of last years programs were meeting in a room right next door.  They were the doulas.  I glanced across the room full of familiar faces that were in there learning how to help make young mom's better moms, and guess what....that program is going to be life changing for generations.  What's the next big thing to come out of the 100 Day Challenge?  Find out on Feb 6th!  

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