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Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This month, Grand Rapids area students Maeve Wilbourn and Aliya Hall had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to attend the International Congress of Youth Voices as student delegates. The young women were attending as representatives of Grand...

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Former Commissioner White withdraws from appointment consideration at City Commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under NEWS

Tuesday night's lengthy City Commission meeting was a packed house. Some of the biggest news came at the end of the night when Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced former Third Ward Commissioner James White was withdrawing his name from consideration...

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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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Safe and Supported program offers free therapy for LGBTQ youth

by (matt0berski)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Pride Center, in their partnership with Arbor Circle, is now offering free therapy and counseling services for LGBTQ youth.  While the Pride Center has offered support services for several years, the Safe and Supported program...

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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

by (Mel Trotter Min...)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter Ministries announced the opening of a non-time limited supportive housing unit for young men, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. The MTM Youth House was established to provide additional housing opportunities for the growing...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under

We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of Coming Together from many traditions and Welcoming All. Hospitality...

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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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3:11 Youth Housing helps youth experiencing homelessness through housing first, positive youth development

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, 3:11 Youth Housing’s Kayla Morgan and Lauren VanKeulen discuss their work to develop safe, affordable housing for youth experiencing homelessness, the impact of homelessness on...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for new "agents of change"

by (YLAV1617)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence or YLAV is a local youth-led coalition focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to be leaders and take a...

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