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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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Community updates: Friday, June 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids on July 6 Grand Rapidians getting in shape this summer can still count on free outdoor fitness classes for support. The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department announced on...

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SAPAT Presents: Parents Let's Talk

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

While many parents might acknowledge that youth are impacted by issues such as bullying, harassment and violence, a much smaller percentage believe they have knowledge and tools to proactively address these issues.   The Kent County Sexual...

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Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

by (Community Kids)

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

A ministry that began nine years ago – when youth trespassed into the founder’s backyard to play basketball – is now Community Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving kids on the Southeast side. As a nonprofit, the ministry will...

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Should teenagers be able to vote?

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under OPINION

Teens across the nation are exploring political activism and wondering how to impact politics in their own way. This begs the question, should the voting age be shifted to 16, allowing younger opinions into the realm of politics? Mass shootings,...

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Local Junior Achievement program receives grant to grow opportunities for entrepreneurship

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of The Michigan Great Lakes has received a grant from The Achievement Foundation. The Achievement Foundation has announced the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year through November 11, 2018. One in 4 teens experience abuse in their dating relationship. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This...

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Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This month, Grand Rapids area students Maeve Wilbourn and Aliya Hall had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to attend the International Congress of Youth Voices as student delegates. The young women were attending as representatives of Grand...

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Former Commissioner White withdraws from appointment consideration at City Commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under NEWS

Tuesday night's lengthy City Commission meeting was a packed house. Some of the biggest news came at the end of the night when Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced former Third Ward Commissioner James White was withdrawing his name from consideration...

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Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Mike Saunders, teaching artist at West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology's after school teen arts program. For more information about WMCAT, visit http://www.wmcat.org/. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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