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POWER UP Luncheon inspires local young women to achieve their dreams

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

P.O.W.E.R.  U.P. (Providing Opportunities for Women to Empower young women to Realize their Unique Potential) came to life last fall when Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids' board member Michelle Wickens...

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New Youth Advisory Board forming in Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth is “Calling all High Schoolers!” They are currently looking for high school students in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas to join them in creating a Youth Advisory Board to...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids goes for an "All Out Blitz" with their 2nd Annual BE GREAT Gala

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth including Camp O’Malley is celebrating over 75 years of serving youth in West Michigan. In honor of this milestone and the close of their “Building Bridges for Brighter Futures...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids launches final phase of Building Bridges for Brighter Futures Campaign

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

For nearly 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) has put the youth of the community “front and center” with the goal of “improving the lives” of what will become Grand Rapids’ next...

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200 volunteers improve Grand Rapids kids' lives, futures with play

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to...

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Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate local Youth of the Year winner at free luncheon

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Youth of the Year program recognizes the outstanding strength and service demonstrated by Club members across the country. Each Club chooses a Youth of the Year to compete on the state level hoping...

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New GRPS partnership helps to increase attendance at local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) served 2,675 youth, and 57% of Club alumni said the Clubs saved their lives. Now, after several months of planning, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is coming together...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR receives WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

On November 8th, WGVU hosted the WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards to recognize excellence in the local community, bringing accolades to those who share our commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference and Be More....

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Local young artists from Boys & Girls Clubs previewed at ArtPrize venue

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, the newly remodeled Harris Building will host an event to preview artwork from 45 registered ArtPrize entries.  Guests will be invited to browse three floors of artwork, including pieces created by children who attend Boys &...

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Great futures start here: Exceptional Grand Rapids teen wins Youth of the Year honor

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Daniel Vargas will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Michigan Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of...

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