Thanks to a generous donor we were able to begin shopping for the students at Traverse City High school. Each year we provide each student with a basket filled with teen friendly items. Many times this basket is the only gift they receive. If you would like to help this season please let us know. Thank you!
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.
These two sweet gentlemen waited patiently as our volunteer shoppers unloaded two very large carts of fresh food for the food pantry at Traverse City High School. They even donated $20.00 each to the cause ! Thank you ! Thank you!
Our wonderful volunteer shoppers are back at keeping the Community Closet stocked with snacks and school supplies for the staff and students at Traverse Heights Elementary!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Michelle and Robin!
Thank you Record Eagle for sharing this collaboration!
We hope that Giving Tuesday finds you well! We are currently working on creating holiday baskets for the 100 students at Traverse City High School . 2020 has presented many of us with challenges, but these students face additional barriers to their daily success such as food insecurity , lack of transportation and stable housing.If you would like to help with our efforts we are looking for the following items:Cozy blankets, Mittens,Socks Gloves, Chap stick,Deodorant, Body wash,Small denomination gift cards to Target, Meijer, Walmart,Theater sized candy If you would like to help , please message us and we will arrange a time to pick up and deliver these items. Thank You!
STEP UP NORTHERN MICHIGAN RECEIVES $15,000.00 Grant from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Step Up Northern Michigan is humbled and grateful for the confidence that the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation has placed in our efforts to continue to serve our most vulnerable student population throughout the five county region.
Due to a cut in Federal Title I funding, the S.T.E.P. (Students Transitioning in Education Program) staff hour’s were cut in half. This comes at a time when outreach is very critical to the success of our at-risk student population. This $15,000.00 along with a $15,000.00 donation from Step Up Northern Michigan and $5,000.00 from TCAPS will enable these three employees to return to full time status.
Thank you to the generous donors who continue to support the success of our great community!
A huge thank you goes out to our new friends at Leelanau Outdoor Center for reaching out to us and offering to prepare 30 family sized meals for this Thursday’s Curb side pick up! We appreciate your generosity! http://www.gtrec.org