Launch Manistee Wrapping up 2017 – 18 Programs for Area High School Students

Posted on Apr 2, 2018 in News

Spring break is usually the time when the realization hits most high school seniors that their K-12 school years are rapidly coming to a close. Launch Manistee will once again be holding Decision Day activities at various high schools. Decision Day is when seniors announce their plans for the next year whether it will be […]

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Has Served Manistee County Well!

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in News

Laura Heintzelman, Director of Manistee County Community Foundation & Mary Ann Behm, Program Coordinator for Launch Manistee recently penned an op-ed to thank the wonderful Members of AmeriCorps that have been worked with our staff since Launch Manistee’s early days. AmeriCorps week is March 11-17, 2018; it is a national effort to recognize and thank […]

Manistee County Businesses Enthusiastic About Meeting Area Students at Business & Career Expo 2018

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in News

A microcosm of the Manistee community — from its business landscape to its future workforce — was under one roof on Thursday for the 10th annual Business and Career Expo at the Little River Casino Resort. For the third straight year, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce — host of the expo — partnered with […]

Launch Manistee Will Partner with Chamber for 3rd Annual Business and Career Expo March 15, 2018

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 in News

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and Launch Manistee will present the annual Business and Career Expo on March 15 at the Little River Casino Resort. (News Advocate file photo) On any given day, Manistee County is bustling with the businesses, organizations and consumers that make up the area’s community. On March 15, each of these […]

Thank You Consumers Energy Foundation! Grant Awarded to Launch Manistee

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 in News

    The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Manistee County Community Foundation in support of Launch Manistee, an initiative with bold goals working to support the success of children, students and economic prosperity in Manistee County. Consumers Energy Foundation made a $20,000 donation to Launch Manistee on Friday to support […]

Career tech opportunities on the rise for area students

Posted on Mar 10, 2018 in News

MANISTEE — One of the best kept secrets in Manistee County is the fact that students at all the area schools have a great deal of access to career tech class offerings. The Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Education Center and the West Shore ESD Career Tech Center are the two places where Manistee area high school students […]

School Readiness Pamphlets Unveiled to Manistee County

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in News

Launch Manistee program director Mary Ann Behm speaks to a gathering early childhood education officials and parents about the new School Readiness brochure. The brochure will now be available to the public and gives information parents should be aware of to make their child ready to attend school. The new School Readiness pamphlet debuted in […]

Launch Manistee Unveiling “School Readiness in Manistee County” February 1, 2018

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in News

When it comes to education, a child’s first step into that world can make a huge difference in the success they enjoy in school and college. It is why educators agree that getting off to a good start in preschool makes a huge difference. Locally, Launch Manistee has been at the forefront of promoting the […]


Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in News

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Launch Manistee Declares January Scholarship Month

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in News

Launch Manistee, administered through the Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF), has designated January as “Scholarship Month” in Manistee County. The purpose of Scholarship Month is to assist all Manistee County high school seniors in finding, researching, and applying for scholarships to better prepare them financially for post-secondary education options. Due to the changes in the […]

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