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.
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.
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.