Community Foundation grants $20,000 to charter school.

July 11, 2016

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SCOTTVILLE — Gateway to Success Academy (G2S) has recently been awarded two $10,000 grants from the Community Foundation for Mason County. The charter school, located at 526 N. Scottville Road, is scheduled to open in the fall. It will receive the first $10,000 grant in the fall and the second grant in the spring of 2017.

On Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m., representatives of G2S will be publicly thanking the community foundation and its representatives with a tour of the facility.

The grant funds are being used to sponsor the new administrative offices at G2S, according to a press release.

The Community Foundation for Mason County became an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County in 1996 and was created to improve the quality of life for Mason County residents. As a publicly supported community endowment, the Foundation receives and manages contributions from community citizens and organizations who are charitably inclined and committed to the future of Mason County. The Foundation presently supports efforts in the areas of arts, education, environment, community development, health and human services as well as youth development issues. It is the intent of the Foundation to reflect the collective vision of all Mason County residents. G2S Academy is honored to be one the supported project of the Community Foundation for Mason County.

G2S Academy is a charter school opening for the 2016-2017 school year to serve sixth through 12th grade students in the West Shore Educational Service District who are in need of a non-traditional learning environment.

G2S’s mission is to provide an innovative, hands-on learning environment with personalized supports that fosters self-respect and help students realize their potential. G2S Academy’s project based learning approach allows students to learn core subjects by doing, and using fundamental skills, such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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