Programs and Services

After School Math Help

Students can take advantage of our after school math help that takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:00 p.m.  The math center is staffed by a certified math teacher and will help students who want to deepen their understanding of a math concept, get one-on-one help with their math homework or relearn a concept they have recently been tested over.  Please see a math teacher for more information.

Teen Resource Center

Students and families who may need help with some basic necessities can access the Teen Resouce Center by contacting Mark Boon at the High School.  The Resource Center receives donations of food, clothing, toiletries and household items that are free to those in need.  Please call (231) 845-7303 for more information.

Family Link

Mason County Family Link is a collaborative initiative between Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Gateway to Success Academy, United Way of Mason County, West Michigan Community Mental Health System, Department of Health and Human Services, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Staircase Youth Services, West Shore Community College and Pennies from Heaven Foundation.

This initiative supports student achievement by bringing together a range of agencies to provide needed services and support.  It specifically includes staff that work on-site at  Ludington Area School District.

Community Schools Coordinator –  Provides coordinated access to health and human services within a school setting.

Site Team Clinician –  Provides strength based, child centered and family focused counseling to student and/or their families who are not eligible to receive services through the local mental health agency.

Department of Health and Human Services Success Coach – Provides social services to students and works with families to help and identify a plan for self-sufficiency.

 By bringing health and human services into the school building to serve children and families we can accomplish the following:

  • Increase support for students, families and schools;

  • Increase access to needed health and human services and other community supports

  • Promote opportunities that support students’ educational, social and emotional development; and redirect non-educational issues from the principals and teachers, so they can focus on educating children.

For more information contact Lynne Russell, Executive Director, United Way of Mason County at (231) 843-8593.