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Build youth literacy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

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Follow the story of Edgar as he interviews the mayor, builds his literacy skills and becomes a straight-A student while a young reporter for The Rapidian.

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This video tells the story of how we build a youth literacy and build bridges thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, young Rapidian reporter Edgar re-enacts his experience interviewing our city's mayor. His literacy grows, he becomes a leading student in his class, getting all A's... even though before getting involved in the Andy Angelo Press Club with The Rapidian he didn't like writing at all.

This is just one story of how local citizens can utilize The Rapidian to help make their city a better place to live. Their investments in their community, through investing in The Rapidian, are making a difference.

Help us continue to provide a platform for local citizens with your own investment in The Rapidian during our Spring Fund Drive.

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The cast:
Edgar: Edgar
George: Mayor George Heartwell
The voice of civic investment: Ralston Bowles
Special thanks to:
City of Grand Rapids
Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities
Creative Youth Center
Production: Chris Kotcher and Ted Diedrich, GRTV
Music: The Macpodz - "You Got Me"

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