One of the 100 Best Communities for Youth in the Nation A Great Place for Kids
September 2012: For the 5th year in a row, the Greater Midland area received national recognition as one of the America’s Promise Alliance 100 Best Communities for Young People. In addition to the 100 Best distinction, each of the top communities received $2,500 for a local celebration. Greater Midland celebrated by providing 200 free tickets to kids during the April 20, 2013 Great Lakes Loons game, funding a bench for seating on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail, and donating funds to the Longview Early Childhood Center in Midland.
Greater Midland - comprised of Midland County - was recognized for its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for programs and services that make the community an outstanding place for youth to live, learn, and grow.
Thank you to the many Midland organizations that contributed to creating the comprehensive application that led to the 100 Best designation: 100 Best Local Agency Partners.