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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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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR receives WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

On November 8th, WGVU hosted the WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards to recognize excellence in the local community, bringing accolades to those who share our commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference and Be More....

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Local young artists from Boys & Girls Clubs previewed at ArtPrize venue

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, the newly remodeled Harris Building will host an event to preview artwork from 45 registered ArtPrize entries.  Guests will be invited to browse three floors of artwork, including pieces created by children who attend Boys &...

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Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

The second annual Kids Adventure Challenge presented by Gazelle Sports will take place Sunday, September 8th at 10am at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. Last year’s inaugural Kids Adventure Challenge sold out with 500 participants and raised $2...

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Youth Force GR funds summer youth employment

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) summer jobs program continues to help local youth find summer employment and gain job training for the third consecutive year. Last summer the Youth Force GR program received a $900,000 grant from the W.K....

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids celebrate first year of new music program with Spring Concert

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

In September 2012, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) received a grant from The Barber Foundation to begin a music program. Under the direction of Casey Stratton, Club members are offered different music classes for...

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Young people speak up about blight in their neighborhoods

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under OPINION

We've all seen crumbling buildings and houses in our neighborhoods. We walk by these decaying relics every day. Abandoned homes and blight affect everything in our communities—it affects property values and investments but, even more than...

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Youth Grant Committee to award $45,000

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 01-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation puts a lot of trust in local youth. This can be seen in the important responsibilities put on the Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee, a group of high school students who annually help award $45,000 in grants....

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