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 […]

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 […]

School Readiness Brochure – January Reveal!

Posted on Nov 18, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — The concept of determining “school readiness” for children is something that educators have been struggling to define for many years. A collaborative group of early childhood agencies in Manistee County led by Launch Manistee created a new brochure that will give helpful information to parents about what they should be doing to prepare their […]

4th Annual FAFSA Completion Event

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in News

33 students and their families taking the next step! FAFSA event draws students and parents from entire county Filling out an application is a first step in the process to attending a higher learning institution, but securing financial assistance is just as vital in the process. Parents and students work with financial advisers from area […]

Manistee Catholic Central students celebrate College Application Week

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in News

A moderator asks question to two members of different classes in the Jeopardy game that Manistee Catholic Central students participated in Friday as a part of College Application Week. The questions pertained to college related information. Students at Manistee Catholic Central celebrated College Application Week over the past several days. All week, students and staff […]

Area students taking part in College Application Week

Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in News

Michigan College Access Network college adviser Ashleigh Maier speaks with a Manistee High School student about her college application. As part of College Application Week students are filling out applications and paperwork for financial aid. (Ken Grabowski/News Advocate)   One of the biggest steps a young person makes in their life is selecting a college […]

Manistee County FAFSA event set for November 1, 2017

Posted on Oct 21, 2017 in News

Last spring the Brethren High School staff showed it was fired up about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and they showed it by wearing T-shirts to school encouraging students to fill out the forms.   The high cost of a college education makes it almost impossible for students to attend without some […]

Take away a dream and you take away a spirit

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in News

When you take away a person’s ability to dream, it pretty much takes away their fight and spirit to live. That is especially true of young people where the ability to dream often leads to a brighter future for those who are less fortunate in society. In many instances that is being lost in today’s […]

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