Michigan College Access Network Honors Launch Manistee


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AmeriCorps/VISTA position at

Manistee County Community Foundation & Launch Manistee

Information here!

Detailed position information here!

Community Job Board featured by the

Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce

Check for information here and check back on the Chamber website often!

Great Start Collaborative is matching donations up to $2500 for

Preschool Scholarship Program!

 Read about it here!


2 AdviseMI/AmeriCorps Member College Adviser Positions Available!

Bear Lake/Onekama


School Readiness Information and Pamphlet is here!

The new School Readiness pamphlet is here!.   It is currently being distributed throughout the county to many schools and organizations.

This pamphlet was a joint creation by many schools, groups, teachers and early childhood organizations that was coordinated by Launch Manistee. It is designed to help parents determine not only whether a child has acquired the basic skills, but also focuses on support needed from families, schools and communities to make sure the child is ready for school.

Launch Manistee put together a cross sector of the community to work on a definition of school readiness. That group consisted of representatives from Great Start Collaborative, FiveCAP Inc., 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Beth McCarthy, Great Start to Quality, Human Services Collaborative Body Manistee County, Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools, Launch Manistee, Manistee County Board of Commissioners, Manistee Area Public Schools, Manistee Intermediate School District, Michigan State University Extension, Onekama Consolidated Schools and West Shore Community College.

Childcare & Preschool Information

Manistee County Childcare and Preschool Flyer 10-2017
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.