North Manchester Project Spotlight 2024 Nominations

Junior Achievement Serving North Manchester

Junior Achievement aims to teach young people about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship by connecting local volunteers to teach our curriculum in the local schools. We have specialized material for each grade level, with each year building on the prior. This comes at little to no cost to the schools so without the communities help this would not be possible.

Laketon Lions Club

We give all of the money that we raise throughout the year back to the community as well as our State Projects.  We buy dictionaries for the 3rd grade students as well as donate some to the Learn More Center.  We put on the Laketon Easter Egg Hunt every year.  We donate to Junior Achievement, the Center for History, the library summer reading program, the Laketon/Pleasant Township Association for the street lights, and many, many more.

Manchester Early Learning Center

Manchester Early Learning Center is a non-profit daycare and preschool in North Manchester. We are the only licensed center for our town. We work hard to provide quality care and education for the youngest members of North Manchester at an affordable price. We rely on grants, donations and town support to keep our prices down, while still making sure to have a quality, trained staff who are passionate about early childhood education. We are opening a new infant room so parents can have the peace of mind that there is a safe place to bring their new child to.  Parents in North Manchester rely on us so they can work to provide for their families.

Manchester Recreation Association

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote an environment of healthy competition, character development, and passion for the games of baseball and softball.

Manchester Soccer Club

The Manchester Soccer Club started out as a club to provide opportunities for high school students to play soccer in our community since it was not school sanctioned at the time. It then added junior high and elementary leagues and most recently, almost 20 years ago now, added a Kindergarten league as well. While the club dropped the high school level once it became sanctioned through the school, it has continued to provide club soccer for junior high athletes since the school sanctioned sport takes place in the spring. The Manchester Soccer Club is committed to ensuring the continuity of the soccer experience for all age levels. The club has coordinated with the junior high and high school programs to serve as a feeder program for those higher levels of play. They are also collaborating with a nationally known and recognized program to provide an elite summer camp opportunity for not only our athletes, but those in surrounding communities as well. The Manchester Soccer Club has engaged in fundraising opportunities by collaborating with local businesses, completing volunteer activities or highlighting their businesses to benefit everyone. When the Manchester Soccer Club hosts the junior high tournament, they have collaborated with the Manchester University Sports Management program to gain volunteers and assist university students in fulfilling course requirements (service hours) and provided insight into event management.

Tippecanoe Audubon Society, Inc.

Tippecanoe Audubon Society has received a USDA-WRE grant which helps to preserve our Flory-Gemmer Marsh near Liberty Mills. Our Marsh Project is improving the environment for pheasants, sandhill cranes, rails and other birds that depend upon this special ecosystem.