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The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and the Equity Institute (TEI) Launch Equipped to Thrive Book Tour in Downtown Detroit

Saturday, 18 March 2023 04:30 PM

The McKinney Foundation

Educating America's children in the 21st century calls for a new K-12 framework for "closing the gap" in health and academic success.

DETROIT, MI / ACCESSWIRE / March 18, 2023 / The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and The Equity Institute (TEI) are proud to announce the launch of the Equipped to Thrive book tour for their latest joint-initiative. The first stop of the tour will take place in Detroit, MI from (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT) on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the UBS Financial Services located at 1217 Woodward Avenue, 3rd Floor Detroit, MI 48226. Book purchase in the amount of $75.00 is required for book signing. To register for the book signing reception, please log onto The book tour will feature Insightful discussions, Q&A, Meet & Greet with Dr. McKinney, and Book signing.

ETT Book Cover
ETT Book Cover
Equipped To Thrive Book Cover

Equipped to Thrive's innovative solution is designed to guide and support K-12 school leaders, the educational system, and K-12 policymakers through the transformative growth and change required in this new reality. Developed by Dr. Tiah E. McKinney, Equipped to Thrive consists of compelling research and proprietary tools based on the social determinants of health and is backed by 50-plus years of evidence.

This new book is part of a systemic approach developed to assist high-need schools and school districts in creating equitable systems through a health equity lens and give schools the critical advantage needed in this post-pandemic era. "Far too many K-12 schools are ill-equipped in this 'new normal,'" said Dr. Tiah E. McKinney, Executive Director, McKinney Foundation. "Educating America's children in the 21st century calls for a new K-12 framework for "closing the gap" in health and academic success." The book tour will bring Dr. McKinney and other experts in the field together in cities across the country to discuss such critical issues as academic recovery, chronic absenteeism, and toxic stress among other pressing matters facing K-12 education.

The McKinney Foundation (TMF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established on three pillars: Health, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment. TMF core focus is to address educational equity as it relates to ensuring access and opportunity to quality programs for all metro Detroiters. The McKinney Foundation strengthens communities by reinvesting in people through quality educational programs to promote health, entrepreneurship, and environmental responsibility. Log onto to learn more about TMF.

The Equity Institute (TEI) is a 501c4 social welfare organization that operates from a health equity framework to inform, shape, and design a more just and equitable society. The respective work of each organization is aligned with a shared vision of a healthy and thriving global community that values educational, racial, and health equity for all. Log on to to learn more about TEI. Join us in our mission to advance educational equity and create a just and equitable society.

Contact Information

Yokeena Jamar
Media Contact
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(818) 850-2774

SOURCE: The McKinney Foundation

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