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Wear your Heart on your Sleeve: Support Variety and Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Started in 1991 on Valentine's Day, The Gold Heart Fundraising Program grew from a campaign in Great Britain to a global initiative to support children who have special needs. The symbol of the campaign is a small gold-colored, heart-...

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Camp O'Malley earns ACA-accredited camp status

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced that Camp O’Malley has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for the 2013 summer camp season. "ACA Accreditation means that Camp O’Malley submitted to a thorough (up to 300...

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Bethany Christian Services Youth Mentor Program

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have more than 40 children and youth who have requested...

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Youth celebrate love of art with animation

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 10-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer, the Community Media Center’s youth animation camp partnered with ASIFA/Central to participate in a unique collaborative international animation project. We worked in tandem along with other youth in countries around the world. The...

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School supply drive to benefit D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home youth

by (Djkrow)

Submitted 08-07-2012 under NEWS

It’s August, meaning there is only one short month until Labor Day-- and back to school. With the sadness of summer ending also comes the excitement of school starting. For some West Michigan youth, however, it can be a difficult transition,...

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My Story Through Art: exhibit showcases art by foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

“My Story Through Art” is designed to allow youth at risk and/or in foster care 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...

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Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). At any given time, we have an average of 40-60 children and youth who have...

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Catalyst Radio: GRCF summer jobs program connecting youth with nonprofits

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-26-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the Youth Summer Jobs Program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Katelyn Sandor and Roberta King...

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Rick Huisman Named Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Rick Huisman, a former executive for Eastern Floral and Major League Baseball pitcher, was named Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC). Huisman joins the BGCGRYC as it prepares to open...

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Catalyst Radio: Kids Food Basket addressing food insecurity in school-aged youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2012 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 learn what it takes for Kid’s Food Basket to feed nearly 4,800 kids dinner each weekday. Our...

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