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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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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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Creative Youth Center kicks off annual campaign with 'meet and greet'

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) invites writers, creatives and the curious of all kinds to stop in for a meet and greet at The Meanwhile Bar back patio on Wednesday, July 6 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The CYC will share highlights from last...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids names Chief Development Officer

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids has added a new key member of its senior management staff. The organization recently announced that Nikki Outhier will serve as Chief Development Officer.  In her new role, Outhier will provide vision,...

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Exceptional teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Ana Sosa has been named 2016 Grand Rapids Youth of the Year and will receive a $2,000 scholarship provided by Lake Michigan Credit Union. She will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR Announces 2016 Youth of the Year Finalists

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 01-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

On February 25, 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of three of its teen members at the annual Youth of The Year Luncheon. Since 1947, “Youth of the Year” has been the premier way...

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Conversations with young people about race must go beyond respectability

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

I’m tired of writing about race. The idea that I have to continuously educate the world on a socialized and institutionalized structure that impacts my existence pains me; the fact that I have to find a nice way to make people care about it...

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