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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR Announces 2016 Youth of the Year Finalists

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

On February 25, 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of three of its teen members at the annual Youth of The Year Luncheon. Since 1947, “Youth of the Year” has been the premier way...

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Conversations with young people about race must go beyond respectability

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

I’m tired of writing about race. The idea that I have to continuously educate the world on a socialized and institutionalized structure that impacts my existence pains me; the fact that I have to find a nice way to make people care about it...

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LifeFest Youth Rally

by (grrtl)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under

Join teens from all over West Michigan for LifeFest Youth Rally on Sunday, October 18! Come and hear guest speaker Matt Haviland, founder of A Father's Walk, share his powerful testmony for life, discuss the importance of healthy choices, and...

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POWER UP Luncheon inspires local young women to achieve their dreams

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

P.O.W.E.R.  U.P. (Providing Opportunities for Women to Empower young women to Realize their Unique Potential) came to life last fall when Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids' board member Michelle Wickens...

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My Story Through Art

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-15-2015 under

My Story Through Art is designed to allow youth in our mentor programs to retain a sense of their past, to describe their present situation or to take a look into their future through the utilization of a self-expressive and creative art experience...

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Teen community center offers leadership opportunities

by (opendoors4teens)

Submitted 06-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

Open Doors Center for Self-Directed Teens, a nonprofit organization in Eastown, is in the middle of expanding their services to reach more community youth, especially those who are underprivileged.  For the last two years, the organization...

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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families. Mentoring is one of the most...

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Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 26, local youth-led coalition YLAV (Young Leaders Against Violence) is hosting a Teen Advocacy Conference at the Kent County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth participants will have the opportunity to learn about a...

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Chelsea Flemings announced as local Boys & Girls Clubs 2015 Youth of the Year

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Established in 1947, “Youth of the Year” is Boys & Girls Club of America’s premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and...

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"The Cast Away Tour" Send Off.

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 01-29-2015 under

"The Cast Away Tour" Is a 10 week tour that Fable The Poet will be going on starting May 10th. This event is a last rally for funds, and one last going away party before he hits the road! There will be 3 DJ's 3 Features and 3 Special...

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