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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.


LaTonya Beene
United Way - Lakeshore
Dale Nesbary
Musk. Community College
Megan Byard-Karaba
Muskegon Opportunity
Steve Olsen
Northern Machine Tool Co.
Louis Churchwell
Kay Olthoff
Community Leader
Shannon Delora
Muskegon Area ISD
Steve Parker
Longview Consulting
Kyle Fiebig
Muskegon Area CTC
Kelly Richards
Muskegon Area Dist. Library
Jim Fisher
Second Act, LLC
Christine Robere
United Way - Lakeshore
Kathleen Flynn
Muskegon Area ISD
Kathy Rohlman
West Michigan Works!
Amy Heisser
Lisa Sabourin
Employers Assoc. West MI
Justin Jennings
Muskegon Public Schools
Jared Schuitema
West Michigan Works!
Jane Johnson
Muskegon County DHHS
Joel Selby
Muskegon Area ISD
Allison Keessen
Muskegon Area ISD
John Severson
Muskegon Area ISD
John Kraus
Muskegon Area ISD
Val Shelby
Early College Muskegon
Cindy Larsen
Chamber of Commerce
Bob Szymoniak
Fruitport Community Schools
Randy Lindquist
Muskegon Area ISD
Kristin Tank
Muskegon Area ISD
Chris McGuigan
Community Foundation
Darryl Todd
Muskegon Area First
Aaron Maike
Baker College
Kari Wiersema
Muskegon Area CTC
Melissa Moore
READ Muskegon
Shelley Williams
White Lake Comm. Library
  Kim Wood
Comm. United Methodist