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Inspiring Futures: Benton Harbor

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We have a big idea that channeling the right support, with the right partners, at the right times will lead to long-term career success for Benton Harbor-area youth.


With the best and brightest regional and national experts, we’re testing this idea through a 12-15 month feasibility study that will be the foundation of a plan that delivers on this big idea.


We’re piloting this plan in our headquarter community with an eye towards Inspiring Futures across the state, one young life at a time. 

Leaders & Experts

Meet the local leaders and subject matter experts from education, community-based organizations, employers, training providers, and community residents lending their voice and expertise to the work. 

Inspiring Futures - Benton Harbor Leaders
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Our Pillars of Work

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Continuum of Services

A community that provides a self-sustaining continuum of services that empower youth to realize their potential, pursue successful career pathways, and achieve professional goals.

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Engaging Employers

A network of employers delivering a consistent and equitable framework that engages, develops and mentors local youth with the necessary skills for life-sustaining career success.

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Breaking Down Barriers

A path for every student to connect with opportunities, overcome barriers, and engage with local mentors to reach their potential.

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This effort is the first one that I have seen in 25 years which brings the best and smartest people in the community together to deliver the right accessible support, at the right time for the long-term success of our young people. This is something that I firmly believe in and believe will have a strong impact on our community.”

- Michael Todman, former Vice Chairman of Whirlpool Corporation & President of the Whirlpool Foundation

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“Feasibility Study” Overview

(January 2021 - March 2022)

High School Students

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