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Creative Youth Center helps area kids become published authors

Creative Youth Center supports kids creative writing endeavors, and helps get their voices heard

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Sarah Jean Anderson on NPO Showcase

Sarah Jean Anderson on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Sarah Jean Anderson from the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center discusses some of the programs they have for area kids. The programs focus on creative writing and are free for Grand Rapids Public Schools students. 

Creative Youth Center has afterschool programs for elementary students featuring creative writing and a book club. They also have an 'Amplify & Craft' creative writing program for 6th-12th graders. A variety of summer programs are also available each August.

The CYC helps publish pieces by students, and puts out an annual 'Book of Explosions'. By helping youth get their voices on paper, and helping them get published, the CYC helps boost confidance and encourages passions for the students participating, Anderson said. 

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email Adrian Hirsch.

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