The Rapidian

Creative Youth Center

Creative Youth Center helps area kids become published authors

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 11-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Sarah Jean Anderson from the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center discusses some of the programs they have for area kids. The programs focus on creative writing and are free for Grand...

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Breathing life into "The Characters that Lived"

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Creative Youth Center (CYC) is looking forward to its upcoming improv show, The Characters that Lived. The event is an opportunity to witness Grand Rapids’ only all-ages improv show. It will be performed at the Wealthy Theatre on Thursday...

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Creative writing and music students team up for genre-bending performance

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NEWS

Students at the Creative Youth Center and Triumph Music Academy are coming together for a brand new collaborative project, a free night of Spoken Word + Music. On December 16, CYC students will perform original poetry at the Wealthy Theatre Annex...

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Catalyst Radio: Creative Youth Center & centering student voices

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-17-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Katie Gordon speaks with Kristin Brace, Executive Director of Creative Youth Center, preparing kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.  GR Creative Youth Center will host an all-ages improv...

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Creative Youth Center to launch fifth edition of yearly young authors' anthology

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 05-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Fans of Creative Youth Center (CYC) young authors will find it hard to believe that the fifth edition of their yearly anthology is already skimming off the press. In a few short weeks, Bloom Cherry Bloom Tree: The Book of Explosions V will...

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The Creative Youth Center teams up with LaughFest for The Sketches that Lived Encore

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 03-11-2016 under NEWS

It’s the place where one goes to the beach at Rocky Mountain National Park, where people from opposite sides of the world swim in pools of jello, and where try as you might, it is near impossible to get to that coveted red velvet cupcake: on...

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Spring semester starts at Creative Youth Center

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 01-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

“I love journaling about everything we do. We write about our lives: what’s fun and what’s funny,” Adrian enthuses at the last Afterschool Adventure gathering of the semester. When programming begins again, students will find...

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Creative Youth Center begins fall programs

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NEWS

Where do tales of world travel meet neighborhood lore? Where do curious kids intersect the jottings of an elusive poet-wanderer? And where do seemingly ordinary students reveal their true identities as talented, published authors? The Creative Youth...

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New sketch writing workshop at the Creative Youth Center

by Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 05-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Amy Gascon, a local improviser and sketch comedy writer, will lead a workshop at the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) this June. Gascon said students can expect a very interactive experience, with plenty of physical activity and...

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Andy Angelo Press Club experiences art, music in downtown Grand Rapids

by Andy Angelo Press Club (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 05-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Andy Angelo Press Club attended Art.Downtown on April 11, 2014 and then later that weekend attended the La Dispute concert at the Pyramid Scheme. They got a chance to interview artists at Art.Downtown. and the band at The Pyramid Scheme. Here,...

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