What does $2,800 buy?  Hope and opportunity.


In our community, access to specialized  educational intervention isn’t limited to families with financial means. One out of three Great Minds Learning Center students receives free lunch at school. Thanks to funding from generous donors, those students can receive our services too.


Lake Country Power sponsored Great Minds Learning Center in the 2018 Kiwanis Minute to Win It challenges on the Feb. 8 at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, taking home the first prize award of $2,800 for GMLC!

The prize money will go directly into the scholarship fund to continue to make tutoring services available to students with financial need.

Ten corporate sponsors competed in a series of silly challenges for the chance to win money for their favorite nonprofits. The four-person team from Lake Country Power gave a fierce performance on behalf of our tutoring center.

LCP Electrical Engineering Technician Angie Clafton spoke to the audience about GMLC’s positive impact on her sons, and GMLC Executive Director Marianne Jylha gave a short talk about our organization and expressed gratitude to all for their devoted support to nonprofit organizations in the area.

We thank Lake Country Power, Grand Rapids Noon Kiwanis Club, and all of our other donors who support our students throughout the year.

Would you like to make a donation to our scholarship fund? Click here to find out how you can be part of the mission to help children and adults accomplish their educational and personal goals. Every dollar helps!

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