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Campaign exceeds goal, brings teen violence prevention program back in classrooms

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

A lot can change in a year. In summer of 2013, the Resources Against Violent Encounters (RAVE) program from Family Futures was on the ropes – critically low in funding, and in danger of ending altogether. Family Futures launched the “...

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Teen violence prevention program launches summer campaign

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

It started because of a need. The need to break the cycle of violence, spinning faster and faster throughout our community. And now it’s a program in need – a need for funding to stay in our schools where it can make an impact. Founded...

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City High student shares perspectives on defining self, diversity, peer pressure

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 03-22-2013 under OPINION

This article was written by Shardae Jefferson, a 16-year-old student at City High and LINC volunteer for the I Believe I Become movement.    What defines you? Who are you? Where do you want to be five years from now? How will you get...

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Manasseh Project educates community on local human trafficking

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

The Manasseh Project’s first-hand experience with human trafficking has shaken the project's founders awake to the fact that something ugly exists in our city and it needs to go away. Human trafficking is here, in Grand Rapids.  In...

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Multimedia Contest Gives Teens a Chance at Cash Awards

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 03-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

  The 32 Kent County high school students who make up Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee want to get teens thinking about philanthropy. That’s why they’re challenging their peers to create a video, audio project or...

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