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Support The Beaver Island Lighthouse School

The Beaver Island Lighthouse School has helped young adults chart a course and change their lives for over 40 years. The school was created through the hard work of local partners, and the generous donations of many more.  From the moment the Coast Guard allowed us to take over this facility it has been dedicated to the betterment of the region’s youth. This co-ed residential alternative high school has been operated with a community philosophy based on relationships and caring, with generations being served and impacted thanks to many donations of time and support.

Our remote location is beneficial to the many experiences we offer to Lighthouse School students. But the high cost of operating on an island along with the continued cuts to both education and social service funding present an ongoing financial challenge. We find ourselves in a position of asking for help through donations so we can continue to provide this life changing experience for as many young adults as possible for many years to come.

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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission