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Leadership Experience with the Girl Scouts

It's no secret that Girl Scouts strive to make their communities better places. From Daisies (Kindergarteners) to Ambassadors (high school seniors), Girl Scouts give hours of their time to better the world around them. This giving back is a vital piece of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a research-driven, time-tested, and girl-led program, which supports girls as they grow in to the leaders of tomorrow.

Goodwill - VITA Program

VITA is a federally-sponsored, community-based program that serves lower-income Americans at tax time. All told, there are 5,100 VITA sites nationwide that recruit and train thousands of volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to millions of Americans with low and moderate incomes as well as the elderly and persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency. Eligibility for VITA services is limited to taxpayers with a combined annual household income of $54,000 or less. 

Veterans Day Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

Read Muskegon & The EXIT Program

Exit Program PhotographExit Program - This is a class taught by a Read Muskegon employee that works with men & women from the Muskegon County Jail that are currently incarcerated. The class is goal-oriented and teaches family literacy as well.

The following essays were written by learners in Read Muskegon programs. All grammar and spelling were left as it was written: 

Local Domestic Violence Programs

For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our goal is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen dating violence.

Women are the primary victims of domestic violence, but both men and women can be victims. Nationwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have suffered physical abuse in a relationship.  The hope is that through the awareness of wearing purple, a color that has long been used by women seeking justice, conversations can be started about domestic violence, with the goal of lessening it and building healthy relationships.