youth

Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

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

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How long will we wait?

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-28-2012 under OPINION

From the desk of Darel Ross II, LINC's Co-Executive Director: Looking out of my window onto a street that many youth affectionately refer to as “Mad Ave” (short for Madison Avenue) on the SE side of Grand Rapids, where a 14-year-old...

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Youth volunteers partnering with the American Red Cross for Global Youth Service Day Project

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Service to Armed Forces program through the Red Cross carries out an...

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Asthma: wheezing, sneezing and camp?

by (sarahldeyoung)

Submitted 04-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Asthma is often viewed as a limitation for sports and other activities, especially activities that take place outside. At Camp Tall Turf’s Asthma Camp, these limitations are overcome and asthmatic kids can be kids. Asthma Camp, now in its 16th...

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Comcast provides grant to introduce claymation to Boys & Girls Club members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

On March 13th, ten members from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs finished Clay and Game Tech projects with the help of a $10,000 grant from Comcast. Using claymation, which is an animation process using clay figures that are moved and...

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Camp O'Malley donors break 
ground for new cabin


by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the camp up to capacity. Generous donors Jeff and...

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Over 50 refugee and foster youth wait for mentors

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 03-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for older youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have over 50 youth who have requested mentors and are...

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Mayra Cardenas earns Youth of the Year title

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Recently, three local teens from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids competed in the 2011-2012 Youth of the Year competition held at Fifth Third Bank’s Gillett Auditorium. Held annually, this competition recognizes...

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Introducing Creston's Youth News Bureau

by (crestongr)

Submitted 12-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Creston Neighborhood Association (CNA) is partnering with The Rapidian to host its very own Neighborhood News Bureau. The focus of the news bureau will be showcasing Creston’s youth perspective on social, economic and environmental issues...

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UICA's youth program honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Chosen from a pool of more than 471 nominations and 38 finalists, UICA's ArtWorks program was one of just 12 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country and the only program in the Midwest to receive this prestigious award. The...

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