Schools in Muskegon County just learned their students will receive a boost in mental health supports through a new, five year, 4.5 million dollar grant from the United States Department of Education. The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is one of about 20 educational organizations selected nationally to earn the “Project Prevent” grant. The grant is designed to help prevent youth violence and the impact of violence in communities by integrating mental health supports in schools.
Today Muskegon Area Promise officials announced they have raised $1.37 million dollars as they clear the halfway mark toward their $2.5 million phase two fundraising goal. Gold-level investors with a gift of $100,000 or more include new investments from the Arconic Foundation, Frey Foundation, and Mercy Health with repeat gold-level funds from Hines Corporation, Nichols, ADAC Automotive, Dan & Sheryl Kuznar Family, and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.