In 2018, the Northern Michigan community of Bay Harbor welcomed the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, a cultural and social performance hub now noted among nationally recognized arts organizations.
Nearly 20 years ago, Guardian Gals, Inc. founder Abby Hamilton recognized the need for a program to engage women from early adolescence to young adulthood in activities that promote healthy hearts and lives. More specifically, its mission states, “to actively engage girls and women to ignite positive personal growth and connection.”
For 23 years, Groundwork for Resilient Communities (formerly known as the Michigan Land Use Institute) has successfully built programs with the belief that a clean environment and strong economy go hand in hand.
they wanted to hold songwriting workshops and other programs to connect kids and allow them to express themselves creatively through music. The idea came after the two led a workshop for adults on Mackinac Island. They decided to broaden the project into something more formal, thus beginning what would become Big Water Creative Arts.
One such organization is Huron Pines, a nonprofit located in Gaylord. Since 1973, it has focused on the environmental conservation of lakes, forests, and streams with the ultimate goal of protecting the Great Lakes.
The organization’s mission is to “advocate and facilitate the development of a network of multipurpose recreational trails in northern Lower Michigan.”
Voices Without Borders is an organization that promotes and supports choral music and a number of other artistic pursuits.
The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”
Michiganders are committed to empowering disadvantaged individuals and families, as showcased by the Manna Food Project...
Freshwater Future started as a project of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council before spinning off in 1996 to help communities