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First class of GRPS Challenge Scholars aims for free college

by Charles Honey (Charguitar)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under NEWS

Francisco McKnight just finished his freshman year at Union High School, but he’s already thinking ahead to college. That’s due in large part to the fact that, as a Challenge Scholar, he’s guaranteed up to four years tuition-free...

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Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

This summer the studios at WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology) will be open to any middle or high school student who wants to explore, experiment and elevate their voice. WMCAT is excited to offer 41 different art and tech camp...

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School News Network, a window into Kent County public schools

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 03-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Charles Honey, staff reporter and editor for School News Network (SNN) discusses news reporting inside public schools within the Kent ISD umbrella. SNN covers issues and opportunities...

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Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maybe you’ve cranked the volume up while listening to the latest post-breakup song, or you’ve listened to a song in remembrance of your childhood years or deceased loved ones; No matter what emotion you may be experiencing, music has the...

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Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

High school graduation is a powerful predictor of a student's future success, and research shows that students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. This week...

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WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

House of Style is a decades-old, family-owned business in the Burton Heights Business District of Grand Rapids. Despite its long-standing reputation as an anchor business in their neighborhood, owner Debra Reece saw a need to increase visibility....

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The big picture: When you teach your kids racism, they will perform

by Breannah Alexander (balexander)

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

This past weekend I found myself at a conference in New York City discussing economic mobility for young people and scratching my head at the rhetoric being pushed by presenters and how conference planners seemingly erased the fact that disparity...

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Free meals for Grand Rapids' youth this summer

by Kids' Food Basket (KidsFoodBasket)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Hunger and food insecurity don’t take a summer vacation. Healthy kids who are successful in the classroom need good nutrition, and they need it year round. National benchmarks suggest that 40 percent of kids who regularly eat free or reduced...

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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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