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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Kids Adventure Challenge Race Set for September 8

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

The second annual Kids Adventure Challenge presented by Gazelle Sports will take place Sunday, September 8th at 10am at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. Last year’s inaugural Kids Adventure Challenge sold out with 500 participants and raised $2...

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Youth Force GR funds summer youth employment

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) summer jobs program continues to help local youth find summer employment and gain job training for the third consecutive year. Last summer the Youth Force GR program received a $900,000 grant from the W.K....

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids celebrate first year of new music program with Spring Concert

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

In September 2012, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) received a grant from The Barber Foundation to begin a music program. Under the direction of Casey Stratton, Club members are offered different music classes for...

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Young people speak up about blight in their neighborhoods

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under OPINION

We've all seen crumbling buildings and houses in our neighborhoods. We walk by these decaying relics every day. Abandoned homes and blight affect everything in our communities—it affects property values and investments but, even more than...

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Youth Grant Committee to award $45,000

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 01-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation puts a lot of trust in local youth. This can be seen in the important responsibilities put on the Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee, a group of high school students who annually help award $45,000 in grants....

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Wear your Heart on your Sleeve: Support Variety and Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Started in 1991 on Valentine's Day, The Gold Heart Fundraising Program grew from a campaign in Great Britain to a global initiative to support children who have special needs. The symbol of the campaign is a small gold-colored, heart-...

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Camp O'Malley earns ACA-accredited camp status

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced that Camp O’Malley has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for the 2013 summer camp season. "ACA Accreditation means that Camp O’Malley submitted to a thorough (up to 300...

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Bethany Christian Services Youth Mentor Program

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have more than 40 children and youth who have requested...

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Youth celebrate love of art with animation

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 10-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer, the Community Media Center’s youth animation camp partnered with ASIFA/Central to participate in a unique collaborative international animation project. We worked in tandem along with other youth in countries around the world. The...

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