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Education & Youth

Education is a cornerstone of our community. Our youth are our future.

Education provides growth and economic prosperity. It opens new worlds for our residents. Thanks to our donors, we grant to schools and nonprofits providing new educational opportunities. We provide free, year-round resources at our College and Career Resource Center. And we award nearly $500,000 annually in scholarships for higher education.

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Donors like you help our youth to thrive

Across Michigan, we are striving to achieve a goal of 60% of the population with a degree by the year 2025. In Bay and Arenac Counties, we strive as well to meet this goal. But we also know that degree attainment is only part of the picture. Through donors like you, we are supporting first-generation college students, helping adults return to prepare for and take the GED, and financing innovative education opportunities in our community.

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Building community through education

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission Youth Shelter

Generosity Feels Like Home

Grant Stories
Youth shelter provides haven in times of crisis. When 15-year-old Olivia* walked into the Samaritan Youth Shelter this past April, she was over 100 assignments behind in her schoolwork. She was also in need of a place to stay after tensions with her mother had reached a boiling point — again. What…

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Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989.893.4438
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