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ArtPrize artists to paint "My Great Future Is..." mural at Steil Boys & Girls Club

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 06-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, youth are provided a safe space to learn and develop the skills they need to achieve a great future. One way to help children understand themselves and others is through art, specifically murals. Youth are...

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200 volunteers improve Grand Rapids kids' lives, futures with play

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to...

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Neighborhood Youth Read, Write and...Bake with Oakdale Neighbors

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Future leaders are rising in Oakdale Neighbors’ On Our Block youth club. Meet Natalie, an outgoing veterinarian in-the-making. At 10 years old, Natalie has big dreams of treating sick animals. Her love for animals grew as she learned about...

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Ambassador Club Students at Union High School Urge Peers to Take Action Against Bullying

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

The GR Initiative for Leaders Ambassador Club at Union High School held silent demonstrations throughout the school year, urging their peers to take action against bullying.  Students held signs with messages about bullying in the cafeteria and...

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Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate local Youth of the Year winner at free luncheon

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Youth of the Year program recognizes the outstanding strength and service demonstrated by Club members across the country. Each Club chooses a Youth of the Year to compete on the state level hoping...

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New GRPS partnership helps to increase attendance at local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) served 2,675 youth, and 57% of Club alumni said the Clubs saved their lives. Now, after several months of planning, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is coming together...

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Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW   This edition of Catalyst Radio features Silent Observer in Kent County – the anonymous crime-reporting service that liasons with law...

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Huggable Holiday Heroes from Younker's benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

This holiday Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth are proud to partner with The Bon-Ton Stores (Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR receives WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

On November 8th, WGVU hosted the WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards to recognize excellence in the local community, bringing accolades to those who share our commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference and Be More....

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Local young artists from Boys & Girls Clubs previewed at ArtPrize venue

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, the newly remodeled Harris Building will host an event to preview artwork from 45 registered ArtPrize entries.  Guests will be invited to browse three floors of artwork, including pieces created by children who attend Boys &...

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