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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
Melissa Moore
READ Muskegon
Megan Byard-Karaba
Muskegon Opportunity
Dale Nesbary
Musk. Community College
Louis Churchwell
Muskegon Family Court
Steve Olsen
Northern Machine Tool Co.
Lee Coggin
Baker College
Kay Olthoff
Community Leader
Shannon Delora
Muskegon Area ISD
Steve Parker
Longview Consulting
Kyle Fiebig
Muskegon Area CTC
KP Pelleran
United Way - Lakeshore
Jim Fisher
Jim Fisher Consulting, LLC
Gregory Pittman
Muskegon Family Court
Kathleen Flynn
Muskegon Area ISD
Christine Robere
United Way - Lakeshore
Edward Garner
Muskegon Area First
Kathy Rohlman
West Michigan Works!
Amy Heisser
Lisa Sabourin
Employers Assoc. West MI
Justin Jennings
Muskegon Public Schools
Joel Selby
Muskegon Area ISD
Jane Johnson
Muskegon County DHHS
John Severson
Muskegon Area ISD
Allison Keessen
Muskegon Area ISD
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