youth

2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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Grand Rapids Police Department and Jaycees help make the holidays a bit brighter for BGC Club Members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

The holidays are a special time that bring families together and put smiles on the faces of those awaiting their presents. This year, two events made the holidays a bit brighter for some of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (...

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Team Priority Health and The Motion Intiative team up for a winter indoor trainer marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 12-31-2010 under NONPROFITS

The indoor trainer marathon is turning out to be an annual event! Another winter is here, and Priority Health's cycling team and The Motion Initiative have teamed up again for this tradition on Saturday morning, Jan. 8. During the event, youth...

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UICA Offers Free Seminar Series For Youth

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

This February, UICA's ArtWorks Youth Program will offer a free Seminar Series. This series will feature films, workshops, and presentations by local professional artists. All program offerings will introduce students to current issues facing our...

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First Rapidian bureau hosted by Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to launch in January

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian, a service of the Community Media Center, is partnering with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to install a news bureau in the southwest quadrant of Grand Rapids. The Rapidian is a web-based, community driven journalism project that...

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Catalyst Radio: Media education at GRCMC another outlet for youth creativity

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-26-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week we turn the mic on Gretchen Vinnedge, the Community Media Center's education director. The education department for the CMC steers many programs including AniJAM workshops that teaches stop-motion animation to all ages and MoLLIE, a...

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Huggable holiday heroes from Younker's benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

This holiday season, Younker’s introduces two highly likable heroes that are sure to win hearts. With help from the community, the twosome will help save the day for a local Boys & Girls Club member! Younker’s is part of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc....

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20 years of true dedication, a thank you to Lee Scott

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

The commitment of one individual often makes all the difference, and Mr. Lee Scott, was one man whose efforts helped keep Grand Rapids’ youth in a safe and positive place for two decades.   After almost 20 years of service to Boys & Girls...

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JCPenney awards $7,500 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

During the 2010-2011 school year, more Grand Rapids students will be participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth­­­­ afterschool program thanks in part to an access grant made possible by JCPenney Afterschool. The...

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Catalyst Radio: Motion Initiative uses cycling repair to teach life skills to urban youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Thomas Fish, executive director of Motion Initiative, joins us on air. Motion Initiative is part of United in Christ Ministries and teaches urban youth life skills through their bicycle shop. Acitivities include training in bike mechanics and...

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