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Challenge Scholars: creating opportunity

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under VOICES

They say it takes a village to raise a child and in the eyes of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, these words ring true. Benjamin Oliver, Challenge Scholars Advisor, and Meredith Fennema, PR & Marketing...

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Hunger in uniform: JROTC cadets overcoming food insecurity

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

A hard, cold rain was falling as the Mobile Food Pantry pulled up to Innovation Central High School on a Thursday evening in February. Sergeant James Peterson stood in the weather for a few minutes before deciding to move the food inside. Half a...

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"Attendance + Effort = Success."

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

Attendance challenges are underway throughout GRPS and the Believe 2 Become Hope Zones, and everyone is excited to be where the cool kids are—in school! Schools in the GRPS Hope Zones and district-wide are all tracking attendance, and the...

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Grand Rapids Teens Fight to Stay 'Above the Influence'

by (TRiO Educationa...)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

Close to 100 students from various West Michigan schools flooded various grocery and party stores with one purpose in mind: Stop adults from purchasing alcohol for minors. On Saturday, October 26, Kent County Prevention Coalition brought students...

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Community Spotlight: Brian Beard

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

LINC knows that our communities are rich in one of the biggest assets there is—people. We know hundreds of people go above and beyond to make a difference, to help others. The LINC Neighborhood Engagement team is honored to work alongside...

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Bullying

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Bullying is a major conflict around the world. Bullying occurs constantly. Every day, every minute, every second. Bullies make their victims feel worthless. When bullies make fun of a person because of how they look, talk, dress, dance and about...

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Thoughts of Suicide

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NONPROFITS

Sarah is a 16 year old girl. She was a shy girl and she barely had friends at school. Sarah would only hang-out with boys because it was less drama for her. People at school would laugh and make fun of her because she was the only girl that would...

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A Short Life

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

A Short Life Fifteen year old Amanda Todd lived a short life. Her death was caused by bullying. She was harshly bullied and the result of that was her committing suicide. One day Amanda decided to video chat with new people as well as old friends. A...

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Student dislikes the bullying at their school

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Sixteen year old Roselie Lambrock was cyber bullied. She was bullied by school peers by hurtful comments over the internet. She fell into a deep hole of depression instantly. School for her was a constant disappointment. One ordinary day her father...

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Bullying

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 07-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Two thirteen year old females don’t care about their skin. On of the girls cuts herself because people call her names. The other girl cuts herself because she gets confused, mad or sad. Rosa started to cut herself, and then Denise started to...

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