Michigan College Access Network Honors Launch Manistee


School Readiness in Manistee Event – February 1st, 2018

On February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m., Launch Manistee will host a “School Readiness in Manistee County” event at the Manistee Public Library.

The February 1 session is aimed at educating parents and community representatives about what it means to be “school ready” and how children, parents, schools, community leaders and others need to ensure children have the necessary acquired skills.  A pamphlet on getting ready for school will be unveiled at the February 1 meeting that will be widely circulated county-wide.

This event is open to the public. View the invitation.


January is Scholarship Month in Manistee County!

Starting in 2018, Launch Manistee is declaring January as Scholarship Month. We will be visiting schools and getting the word out on scholarship opportunities available for our county’s college bound seniors .We will also be focusing on providing information about our very own Launch Manistee Scholarship Clearinghouse and the local scholarships available through the Manistee County Community Foundation.

Our hope is that by providing scholarship information to graduating residents, the culture of continuing education will persist in Manistee County. The Press Release can be found here and please visit our Initiative Page for a link to the Scholarship Clearinghouse.


Launch Manistee Employer Panel – join us!

Our first meeting will be held at 11:30 A.M. on January 24, 2018 at the Launch Manistee Office Conference Room (395 Third St., Manistee). We welcome your input on this community panel which will work toward linking Manistee County Employers with area students. Contact Mary Ann Behm, Launch Program Coordinator by email at

Launch Manistee Awarded USDA Grant!

FAFSA Completion Night – February 6, 2018

It’s not too late to get yours done.

On February 6th, 2018 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Armory Youth Project,  financial aid experts from WSCC and Baker College will be on hand to assist parents and area seniors in completing their FAFSA. Representatives from Filer Credit Union will also be present for families interested in information about personal education loans.

Childcare & Preschool Information

Manistee County Childcare and Preschool Flyer (Feb 2017)
Download the flyer for a list of options and resources for quality preschool and childcare in Manistee County.

Scholarship Time is here!

View the Initiatives page for updated scholarship information.

New This Year

Launch Manistee has purchased 100 codes for students to access the Scholly scholarship matching and management platform and shared them with area counselors. Please see your school counselor for information. Visit for more information.