Goal 2025

We believe educational achievement is the key to economic stability in Newaygo County.

An increasing percentage of jobs require a college degree, technical certification, or credential beyond high school.

The Goal 2025 initiative was created to promote and sustain a continuum of effective educational systems.

Goal 2025 seeks to increase the proportion of Newaygo County residents who hold high-quality college degrees, technical certificates, or other credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

We work closely with local public and private school districts and WE CAN! Newaygo County—our local college and career access network—to take steps towards this shared goal. For our grant seekers, Goal 2025 requires involvement and innovation in:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, English language arts, math)
  • Literacy
  • Remediation
  • Creating a positive college and career-oriented culture
Working on a project that ties into Goal 2025?

Check out our education grant guidelines and consider applying for a community grant or education mini-grant.