Press Releases

September 19, 2016

Educators gather to receive "be nice." kits; launch program

By October 18, 2016, 80 educators from schools within Muskegon County will have completed half-day workshops to learn more about the “be nice.” initiative designed to help prevent bullying and suicide. Thanks to a $250,000 investment by 17 area businesses and organizations, the costs of the launch kits, training, and ongoing support are covered for the next five years. 

September 16, 2016

Promise spreads to 16 schools; new leaders join board

Starting with this year’s senior class, students from all 16 Muskegon County high schools could qualify for two free years of college.

August 2, 2016

Muskegon area churches offer 1,400 FREE backpacks in August

This August, families from throughout Muskegon County are invited to gather at fun events hosted by area churches to receive free backpacks. Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids plans to give away 1,400 free backpacks stocked with school supplies during five events. The events begin August 6 at Holton United Methodist Church, and end on August 31 at The Gateway Church on Pontaluna Road.