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Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center

Young authors release new book with reading and signing at Wealthy Theatre

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 05-21-2015 under NEWS

About twenty-five Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center young authors attended their annual celebration and release of The Book of Explosions IV: Tiny Purple Thunderlights at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday, May 20. The young authors sat in the...

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GAAH Press Club attends GVSU Writers Series

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club recently visited Grand Valley State University to see author Reyna Grande speak about her new book. Below they reflect on the experience.    Antonio On March 25, The Andy Angelo and the cub reporters went to Grand...

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GAAH Press Club goes ice skating, creates art

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 04-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club had the opportunity to go ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle and participate in an art activities at the GRAM. Below, the kids detail their experiences.   Shirley On February 22, 2014, Press Club went to Rosa Parks Circle and...

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Harrison Report: Media Team tackles strict teachers, short recesses, visit with Governor Snyder

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

Governor Snyder Visits Harrison Park  By Esmerelda Michigan Governor Rick Snyder came to visit Harrison Park School on Thursday, February 6. Because I was a member of Media Team, I was picked to meet Gov. Snyder. When I was told, I was excited...

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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Creative Youth Center to get spooky for first fundraising gala

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

This Thursday night, the Creative Youth Center will be raising funds for their organization at their very first fundraiser: a pop-up dinner event called "The Captain's Affair."  "This event will be hosted by Captain H. Tanny...

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Strawberry Heritage forever

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 12-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Carlos, Age 14 On November 3rd, 2012 it was 2:00 in the afternoon, we arrived at 520 Benjamin. In there it was a house show, the band was called Strawberry Heritage. There were a plethora of people. After Strawberry Heritage was done playing, the...

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GAAH Press Club meets Trace Adkins

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club had the opportunity to meet country singer Trace Adkins and ask him a few questions about his career, his show Great American Heroes and his future.   Juan, Age 9 On July 16th, 2012 it was a very hot day, and we met...

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What the Truck supports local youth programs

by (Steff)

Submitted 09-07-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“Tacos!” “Chinese food!” “Ice cream!” The lunch menu suggestions from students at the Cook Arts Center’s summer program were not surprising: when you ask kids what they want to eat responses like these are...

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Creative Youth Center empowers children to be published authors

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 08-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Seven students between the ages of 5 and 11 years old gather around a miniature wooden table at Baxter Community Center. They pour themselves a glass of 2% reduced fat milk as they transition from school to their after school activity: creative...

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