October is College Month in Manistee County

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in News

During October 2017, all six Manistee County High Schools will join over 330 Michigan High Schools in participating in Michigan College Month. Students in Manistee County will be joining schools throughout Michigan in celebrating College Month. Throughout the month, schools will schedule events to help support students and parents through the college application process. (File […]

Ashleigh Maier Named New College and Career Advisor

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in News

MANISTEE — Nothing makes starting a new job easier that being familiar with the area and people you will be working with in that position. Maier When Ashleigh Maier began her new post this fall as the college and career adviser at Brethren and Manistee high schools it was a sense of coming home for her. […]

Welcome Class of 2021!

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in News

Manistee Commitment Scholarship Class of 2021 Inducted! “You are our future.” That simple phrase by Bill Paine, who along with his wife Marty, financially sponsored the Manistee Commitment Scholarship program spoke volumes to 33 high school freshmen who were inducted into the program on Wednesday at West Shore Community College. Thirty three Manistee County freshmen […]

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 […]

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