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My Story Through Art Showcase

by (dchu)

Submitted 06-20-2014 under

Bethany Christian Services is proud to present its fifth annual My Story Through Art Showcase! Every summer, we pair youth from our mentoring programs with a local Grand Rapids artist to create a piece of art inspired by the youth's life. This...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids launches final phase of Building Bridges for Brighter Futures Campaign

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

For nearly 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) has put the youth of the community “front and center” with the goal of “improving the lives” of what will become Grand Rapids’ next...

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ArtPrize artists to paint "My Great Future Is..." mural at Steil Boys & Girls Club

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, youth are provided a safe space to learn and develop the skills they need to achieve a great future. One way to help children understand themselves and others is through art, specifically murals. Youth are...

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200 volunteers improve Grand Rapids kids' lives, futures with play

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to...

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Neighborhood Youth Read, Write and...Bake with Oakdale Neighbors

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Future leaders are rising in Oakdale Neighbors’ On Our Block youth club. Meet Natalie, an outgoing veterinarian in-the-making. At 10 years old, Natalie has big dreams of treating sick animals. Her love for animals grew as she learned about...

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Ambassador Club Students at Union High School Urge Peers to Take Action Against Bullying

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

The GR Initiative for Leaders Ambassador Club at Union High School held silent demonstrations throughout the school year, urging their peers to take action against bullying.  Students held signs with messages about bullying in the cafeteria and...

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Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate local Youth of the Year winner at free luncheon

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Youth of the Year program recognizes the outstanding strength and service demonstrated by Club members across the country. Each Club chooses a Youth of the Year to compete on the state level hoping...

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New GRPS partnership helps to increase attendance at local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) served 2,675 youth, and 57% of Club alumni said the Clubs saved their lives. Now, after several months of planning, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is coming together...

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Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW   This edition of Catalyst Radio features Silent Observer in Kent County – the anonymous crime-reporting service that liasons with law...

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Huggable Holiday Heroes from Younker's benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

This holiday Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth are proud to partner with The Bon-Ton Stores (Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and...

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