Mentoring matters: helping those in need

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This January our country celebrates the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more of our community’s young...

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Catalyst Radio: Ele's Place offers support for children dealing with grief

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we feature Ele’s Place -- the local nonprofit working to provide support for children, and their families, who...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Open Doors offering a different learning experience

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-09-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW With the beginning of the new school year, we feature on Catalyst Radio a new nonprofit education program called Open Doors: Center for Self-directed...

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Teens wrestle with power

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Passion is not enough; you must have access to power. This week in their ACTIVATE trainings, teens from Tall Turf Ministries and Madison Square Church have been focusing on understanding power and how power is needed in order to achieve social...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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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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Area Teens Take a Stand

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

  Over the past three weeks, teens from the GRIL U teen leadership program have been going out and using their voice for community impact on various injustices.  Two weeks ago the teens from the Navigators and Bethany Christian Services...

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WMCAT teen headed to Carnegie Hall to receive award

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT Teen Artist Jason Bursley won a national Silver Key from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for photography. Bursley, his mom Erin Bursley and WMCAT staff are traveling to New York City in May so Jason Bursley can receive his award in...

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Local teens map neighborhood assets in leadership training

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 03-26-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, March 16 teens from across the community in the Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders GRIL U program were seen walking the Roosevelt Park and Madison Square neighborhoods looking for assets. These young leaders have been going through...

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