Spring Break

The hints of Spring are all around us and Spring Break will soon be under way for many of our school age youth. Not all families are planning a fun warm weather get away this year or any years in the past. Imagine being a young person that may really rely on school for not only a safe place, but for your connections to friends, teachers, breakfast and lunch. Forty percent of our local families are struggling financially and are food insecure. Food insecurity is a real category, and it means that families must make the hard decisions to pay a utility bill or car payment before they can purchase food for their families. We at Step Up Northern Michigan do our best to provide access to quality food to our At-Risk youth in our area and we thank all of our wonderful year- round supporters! Thank you!

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Handwritten Thank you’s are the best!

Thoughtful thank you letters and art work from the students of Traverse City High School made our day ! We strive to make the holidays special for each of these students and apparently we were successful. This inspires us to continue to support these students , who sometimes feel like the odds are against them.

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Amazon.Smile donations

With the upcoming holiday season upon us we encourage everyone to shop locally whenever possible. If you do find your self having to utilize Amazon, please consider selecting Step Up Northern Michigan through their Amazon.Smile donation link. Amazon donates a small portion of your order total directly to Step Up Northern Michigan! Thank you for your consideration.

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