Project FOCUS (For Our Children's Ultimate Success) is an out-of-school program that implements mentoring, civic engagement, career and college preparation, social and emotional learning, high adventure and academic enrichment activities.

The mission of Project FOCUS is to produce quality, motivated citizens through safe and fun educational enrichment opportunities that will broaden the horizons of both the students and their community.

TrueNorth Community Services operates Project FOCUS at west Michigan locations in Baldwin, Hart, Hesperia, Muskegon Heights, Walkerville and White Cloud.

Baldwin Community Schools

  • Baldwin Elementary School

Hart Public Schools

  • Hart Middle School
  • Spitler Elementary School

Hesperia Community Schools

  • Hesperia Middle/High School
  • Patricia St. Clair Elementary School

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System

  • Edgewood Elementary Academy
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Academy

Walkerville Public Schools

  • Walkerville Elementary School

White Cloud Public Schools

  • White Cloud Upper Elementary School
  • White Cloud Junior/Senior High School

Project FOCUS is funded through a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant in Hart, Muskegon Heights and Walkerville. In Hesperia and White Cloud, Project FOCUS is made possible by a Fremont Area Community Foundation grant. In Baldwin, Project FOCUS is underwritten by Baldwin Community Schools.

Working with the schools, Project FOCUS positively impacts families and helps to improve students' academic performance. The program offers age-specific and mixed group programming, cultural sensitivity, and mutual respect. The overriding strength lies in our integration with each school’s curriculum, community, and a friendly learning atmosphere that takes each child’s interests and uniqueness into account.  

If you have a student who attends school in one of the districts we serve and would like to participate, please contact your school's site coordinator or TrueNorth at (231) 924-0641 or