During the last two weeks, we have experienced the worst that Michigan winters can throw at us. Below zero wind chills, drifting snow, and freezing rain have made waiting for a bus or walking to school dangerous for our children. They have also made the roads treacherous for our buses, parents, and teen drivers.
Earlier today, a dozen businesses and individuals were recognized for being the first to commit $759,500 total in a new “Dream Bigger” fundraising campaign for the Muskegon Area Promise. Officials announced that new investments are coming in daily, with many conversations underway. The dollars are critical to meeting the unexpected high demand for the two-year scholarships, requiring an additional $2.5 million in private funding over the next six years.
At 9:00 a.m. on December 19, 2018, at RR Oehrli Elementary in Montague, MI, Payton Hunter will get her first look at a document camera that Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students have modified to make it easier for her to manipulate.
This was a record-breaking year for the Muskegon Area Promise with 84% of students returning to Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College this fall. The two-year, countywide scholarship also attracted 241 new high school graduates. They joined the 174 returning students to bring the total number of Promise Scholars to 415. Officials say families will save over one million dollars this year alone.
On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson will take the stage with former drug addicts and inmates at Fruitport Middle School Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and again at 1:40 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. at North Muskegon High School Flex Center. The five speakers are all actively engaged in drug addiction recovery work and are eager to share their personal stories.