The Rapidian

teens

Should teenagers be able to vote?

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under OPINION

Teens across the nation are exploring political activism and wondering how to impact politics in their own way. This begs the question, should the voting age be shifted to 16, allowing younger opinions into the realm of politics? Mass shootings,...

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Local Junior Achievement program receives grant to grow opportunities for entrepreneurship

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of The Michigan Great Lakes has received a grant from The Achievement Foundation. The Achievement Foundation has announced the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in...

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Delta Program encourages teen boys to tell their stories, learn from community leaders

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Friday, February 9, 2018, teen boys from the Delta Project gathered at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center's Wealthy Annex and worked with their teachers, community members and a film production crew to produce a series of interviews,...

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Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Mike Saunders, teaching artist at West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology's after school teen arts program. For more information about WMCAT, visit http://www.wmcat.org/. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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Catalyst Radio: HQ talks about helping homeless youth in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host John Moose Williamson speaks with Luke Petsch, Development Director of HQGR, a youth drop-in center for those in unsafe or unstable housing situations. For more information on HQ, visit https://hqgr.org/. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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Spark your teens' creativity this summer with WMCAT's summer art & tech camps

by (wmcat)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

This summer the studios at WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology) will be open to any middle or high school student who wants to explore, experiment and elevate their voice. WMCAT is excited to offer 41 different art and tech camp...

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WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

by (wmcat)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

House of Style is a decades-old, family-owned business in the Burton Heights Business District of Grand Rapids. Despite its long-standing reputation as an anchor business in their neighborhood, owner Debra Reece saw a need to increase visibility....

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Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

by (ArborCircle)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don’t have a place to sleep. Annually, this number exceeds 2,000 runaway and homeless youth in West Michigan. In an effort to shed light on this issue, Arbor Circle is hosting Green Light Project:...

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Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) calls for teen leaders to help eliminate violence in our community

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) mentors Amy Endres-Bercher and Julia Raap discuss the importance of violence awareness and education for teens. You’ll also hear from YLAV teens...

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LifeFest Youth Rally

by (grrtl)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under

LifeFest Youth Rally is a great night for teens! Erin, student coordinator for Grand Rapids Right to Life, will motivate and encourage teens to step up and speak out for the unborn. Teens will also have time to experience 3 Mile Project’s many...

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