Great Start Placemat
Fund Development 2014
MARCH to MAY 2, 2014
PLACE A PLACEMAT AD to help support Great Start's
children's book campaign 2014.
All contributions will be used to put books in the hands
of children in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
SPOTLIGHT AWARD TO GIRL SCOUTS
The Great Start Collaborative awarded the GIRLS SCOUTS in
Iron Mountain the FEBRUARY, 2014 Spotlight Award.
Girl Scout Area Manager, JILL LEMKE, a longtime dedicated
volunteer leader, accepted the award for the local Northwestern
Great Lakes Girl Scout Troops of the Trillium Service Area.
Great Start & DICSA: COMMUNITY CONNECT
An estimated 200 family members attended the First Annual COMMUNITY CONNECT Event in Iron County. Great Start and DICSA joined together to bring valuable resources and take home items to all those in attendance.
Great Success thanks to all the Iron County Volunteers and Booth vendors!
October 11, 2013
THANK YOU SUSAN BROMAN!
The Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative hosted
The 3rd Annual CHILDREN FIRST SUMMIT on
October 11 at the Pine Grove Country Club.
150 community leaders, children and parents came
together to celebrate the early childhood movement
at both a local and state level.
REACH OUT AND READ PROGRAMS
Great Start, NORTHSTAR and IM-K KIWANIS have joined
together to support local physicians and medical clinics
Reach Out and Read Programs in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
Special appreciation to Dr. Alexis Whaley for her dedication
and commitment to early literacy for young children.
In January, Dr. Whaley had the only Reach Out and Read Program in the area.
In November, 6 medical clinics and 10 doctors are actively participating in Reach Out and Read.
Great Start Promotes Neighborhood Book Mailboxes
(Children take home books from the book mailboxes)
From March, 2013 to October, 2013 Great Start successfully
implemented 18 Book Mailboxes in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
Beginning in November, the Great Start parent leaders are
encouraging and promoting parents setting up book mailboxes
in their front yard neighborhoods. The first neighborhood
book mailbox is being put in the ground in iron River NOW!
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Roll Out Event On FRIDAY, APRIL 11
The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District (DIISD) and Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative have a strong appeal to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative relating to their mission statements and overall investment in young children and families in the community.
Through collaboration with individuals, community leaders, businesses, schools and community agencies, both the DIISD and Great Start work with partners to improve resources, support and education for families and children.