Scholarship Fund Details
We support 4 scholarships that will go to Haverhill High students. These kids were so near and dear to Michelle's heart!
Foster Care / DCF $1000
Children in need of a helping hand lost an advocate. We are taking this small step of softening that blow. The recipient of this scholarship is given a little boost from Michelle, who is still making lives better.
2020 - Nathan Sleight
2021 - Aidan Corcoran
2022- Kristy Sandman
Running Scholarship $1000
No greater bonds are made than that of friends suffering out on the road. Michelle made some good friends out of her passion for running. The recipient of this scholarship will just be the latest!
2020 Trinity Levesque
2021 Kaylee Chmieleski
2022 Brynn Lecours
Cancer Impact Scholarship $1000
Sorry for swearing but "f- cancer" is a theme embraced by our organization. We realize that everyone is affected by this terrible disease, but this scholarship is a tribute the the enduring spirit of those who battle it.
2020 Kaila Nelson
2021 Brendan Whalen
2022 Dionis Llupo
Future Social Worker $1000
Michelle's impact on her community was significant and we look forward to help out the next generation of child advocates!
2020 Derek Marczak
2021 Ariann LeCours
2022 Amber Pagliuca
In addition to our scholarship fund, we donate money to charities that were important to Michelle. Her battle with cancer did not define her, but did impact her significantly. There were countless people that supported her and this is our way of giving back. Note that our focus is on giving individuals a little boost when they need it the most.
Side note...Not only did Michelle care about the people she helped in the community, but she also had a love for our 4 legged friends and we do as well!
We are also proud of our partnerships with
St. Anns Home in Methuen MA
Community Action in Haverhill MA
Who Are We
The founding members of MishStrong come from various backgrounds and skill sets. We are bound together by our sense of loss of our beloved Michelle. She was so deeply ingrained in our lives that we cannot simply absorb her passing. In order to move forward we are putting our collective energies into continuation of her legacy of helping others within the community she fought so hard to improve.
Mishstrong is dedicated to supporting the community by providing scholarships to future leaders in social work. We also directly provide much need resources and moral support to our partners in the areas of early learning / head start as well as to foster homes and schools.
Let's build stronger futures together.
Friends and Sponsors of MishStrong.org
We could not be here without the support of these fine contributors
Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
St. Ann's Home & School
Official Beach Bums
Dean Souers & Michael Theriault
The Izzi Family
Who We Support
Michelle Benedetti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sacred Heart Parish
All Saints Parish
Intake Bags for foster children partnered with St. Anns Home and school
Book fairs to support Head Start in Haverhill