Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

by (Community Kids)

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

A ministry that began nine years ago – when youth trespassed into the founder’s backyard to play basketball – is now Community Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving kids on the Southeast side. As a nonprofit, the ministry will...

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D.A. Blodgett - St. John's celebrates National Mentoring Month this January, 90 kids need a mentor

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 01-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

DABSJ is the only COA accredited mentoring program in West Michigan. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of youth, young mothers and families. Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring...

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Equity issues: The role of mentoring

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-05-2017 under OPINION

Part 3 of 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, some on the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I researched the issue,...

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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

On Thursday, February 11, local businessmen Jonathan Jelks and Alvin Hill IV will launch The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program at the Grand Rapids Art Museum aimed at exposing Grand Rapids’ youth of color to the technology sector and...

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Bowl For Kids' Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters

by (DABSJ)

Submitted 02-03-2016 under

The 30th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Grand Rapids where children are matched with positive role models. BBBS is a service of D.A. Blodgett - St. John's. This event is 80's themed...

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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 06-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families. Mentoring is one of the most...

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Mentoring matters: helping those in need

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This January our country celebrates the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more of our community’s young...

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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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The challenge to do good

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 05-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When 9th grader Raqhelle Millbrooks was challenged to take action in her community, she took that challenge seriously, but remembered the importance of fun. She started a project, HopeHuggs&Tie-Dye, to create tie-dyed shirts for children who are...

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