Two New Stars Join Launch Staff

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — Getting good people in the right position is the key to success for any organization. Rodriguez The Launch Manistee initiative that supports children with a variety of programs from cradle to career has been fortunate to have people like that in its organization over the past several years. This week Launch Manistee program director […]

Community Foundation Scholarships support student success

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in News

The 2017 Manistee County Community Foundation Kaleva Community and Finnish Heritage Scholarship Recipients. Pictured left to right: Mary Voorhees, John Schaefer, Maci Podbilski, Kiowa Luzier and founding donor Melvin Fennell. The fund has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships since it was established at the Foundation in 2000. MANISTEE — Area students are beginning and continuing their […]

Launch Manistee Awarded USDA Grant!

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in News

Launch Manistee, with the fund development help of the Manistee County Community Foundation, received a $20,000 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to provide a critically important linkage between Manistee County businesses with job openings and high school students. Shown (left to right) are Manistee County Community Foundation executive director Laura Heintzelman, Launch […]

Commitment Scholarship in 2nd Year!

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — The opportunity to get a good education is often what separates one child from another in being successful in life. Shown are the first group of students in the Manistee Commitment Scholarship program. A second group of 32 students were recently named to the program. Local philanthropists Bill and Marty Paine have always been […]

FAFSA numbers on the rise in Manistee County

Posted on May 12, 2017 in News

  MANISTEE — One of the biggest things preventing students from moving on to the next step after high school is the high cost of a college education Launch Manistee has been working with area students for the past several years with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to help open doors for financial […]

Area high school seniors celebrate Decision Day

Posted on May 12, 2017 in News

Posted by Ken Grabowski, Manistee News Advocate on May 10, 2017 MANISTEE — Everywhere you looked in the Manistee High School auditorium on Wednesday morning a student was wearing a T-shirt, sweatshirt or jacket bearing the name of a college or university or military organization.  College and career adviser Sierra Dyer addresses Manistee High School students […]

Next Generation Learning Center honored with Childhood Champion Award

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in News

  MANISTEE — Giving children a strong preschool foundation is the proven key to sending them on to a successful academic career. In the past several years there has been a concerted effort to see that every child gains access to a preschool opportunity. It is the reason Launch Manistee and the Great Start Collaborative have […]

Local scholarship program continues to benefit area students

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — The opportunity to get a good job increases with each level of education that is completed by a student. Bill and Marty Paine present a Manistee Commitment Scholarship to a county student back in September as West Shore Community College president Dr. Kenneth Urban looks on. Local schools are getting ready to nominate the […]

Chamber, Launch Manistee hold annual Business & Career Expo

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in News

  MANISTEE — By late morning, the signup sheet on Holly Karlsen’s clipboard had little to no room left. Karlsen — the director of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ upcoming Next Generation Learning Center — ran a popular booth at the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Career Expo on Thursday, and she had a […]

Business and Career Expo to offer opportunities to area youth

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — Most school guidance counselors will agree that the last two years of high school are the most stressful for students as they try to determine a course for their future.   The Business and Career Expo that is presented by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and Launch Manistee and is sponsored by Blue […]

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