INVESTING in YOUtH


we're 'investing in youth' by giving away $60,000

IB_InvestingInYouth_LogoAfter completing our successful donation campaign, Investing With You, in 2015, we are back to donate once again! This time we will focus our donations for the entire year toward schools. The campaign will be broken up into three phases with $5,000 each given to the four schools with the most votes in each phase. The first phase will be dedicated to improving or enhancing academics. Phase two will support the arts within schools, and athletics will be the focus of phase three.

Phase 1 - Academics

InvestingInYouth_KidsThe first segment of the contest focused on improving or enhancing academics in our local schools. Schools that are within the counties we serve, or are within 10 miles of an Independent Bank branch were eligible for nomination. The four schools with the most votes each won $5,000. K-12 public, private, and non-profit charter schools were all eligible. Schools that won during the first phase of our Investing With You contest in 2015 were not eligible.

 

Our four winners are:

  • Bad Axe Elementary School - Bad Axe, MI
  • Bay City Central High School - Bay City, MI
  • Freeland Learning Center - Freeland, MI
  • Woodworth Elementary School - Leslie, MI

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Phase 2 - Arts

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The second segment of the contest focused on improving or enhancing arts, music, and theater programs in our local schools. Schools that are within the counties we serve, or are within 10 miles of an Independent Bank branch, were eligible for nomination. The four schools with the most votes each won $5,000. K-12 public, private, and non-profit charter schools were all eligible. Schools that won during our Investing With You contest in 2015 or the first phase of this year's Investing In Youth contest were not eligible.

Our four winners are:

  • Freeland Middle School - Freeland, MI
  • Bad Axe High School - Bad Axe, MI
  • St. Peter Lutheran School - Hemlock, MI
  • White Pine Middle School - Saginaw, MI

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Phase 3 - Athletics

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The third and final phase of the contest focused on improving or enhancing athletics and physical education programs in our local schools. Schools that are within the counties we serve, or are within 10 miles of an Independent Bank branch, were eligible for nomination. The four schools with the most votes each won $5,000. K-12 public, private, and non-profit charter schools were all eligible. Schools that won during our Investing With You contest in 2015, or the first and second phases of this year's Investing In Youth contest were not eligible.

 


Our four winners are:

  • Leslie High School - Leslie, MI
  • Herbison Woods Elementary School - DeWitt, MI
  • Bad Axe Middle School - Bad Axe, MI
  • Sycamore Elementary School - Holt, MI

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