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Clear Educational FOCUS = THRIVING Community

What is

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Create a THRIVING community by engaging and leading Muskegon County to success in three educational focus areas:

Ready for Kindergarten Icon   1.    ALL students Ready for Kindergarten

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  2.    ALL students proficient in Reading and
         Math by 3rd Grade

3A.   ALL students Career Aware by 9th Grade

THRIVE College Ready 3B.   ALL students able to Access College



Our mission is to establish clear educational focus areas for our community, leading to successful graduates who contribute to a THRIVING economy and a vibrant culture in Muskegon County.


Lee Andrews
Early College Muskegon
Dale Nesbary
Musk. Community College
Megan Byard-Karaba
Muskegon Opportunity
Steve Olsen
Northern Machine Tool Co.
Louis Churchwell
Muskegon Family Court
Kay Olthoff
Community Leader
Lee Coggin
Baker College
Steve Parker
Longview Consulting
Shannon Delora
Muskegon Area ISD
KP Pelleran
United Way - Lakeshore
Kyle Fiebig
Muskegon Area CTC
Gregory Pittman
Muskegon Family Court
Jim Fisher
Louis Padnos Iron & Metal
Christine Robere
United Way - Lakeshore
Kathleen Flynn
Muskegon Area ISD
Kathy Rohlman
West Michigan Works!
Edward Garner
Muskegon Area First
Lisa Sabourin
Employers Assoc. West MI
Amy Heisser
Joel Selby
Muskegon Area ISD
Justin Jennings
Muskegon Public Schools
John Severson
Muskegon Area ISD
Jane Johnson
Muskegon County DHHS
Bethanie Swier
Muskegon Area CTC
David Krebs
Muskegon Area ISD
Bob Szymoniak
Fruitport Community Schools
Cindy Larsen
Chamber of Commerce
Kristin Tank
Muskegon Area ISD
Randy Lindquist
Muskegon Area ISD
Chris McGuigan
Community Foundation
Melissa Moore
READ Muskegon