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My Story Through Art: exhibit showcases art by foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

“My Story Through Art” is designed to allow youth at risk and/or in foster care to retain a sense of their past, to describe their present situation or to take a look into their future through the utilization of a self-expressive and...

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Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-02-2012 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). At any given time, we have an average of 40-60 children and youth who have...

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Catalyst Radio: GRCF summer jobs program connecting youth with nonprofits

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-26-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the Youth Summer Jobs Program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Katelyn Sandor and Roberta King...

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Rick Huisman Named Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Rick Huisman, a former executive for Eastern Floral and Major League Baseball pitcher, was named Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC). Huisman joins the BGCGRYC as it prepares to open...

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Catalyst Radio: Kids Food Basket addressing food insecurity in school-aged youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we learn what it takes for Kid’s Food Basket to feed nearly 4,800 kids dinner each weekday. Our...

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Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

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

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How long will we wait?

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-28-2012 under OPINION

From the desk of Darel Ross II, LINC's Co-Executive Director: Looking out of my window onto a street that many youth affectionately refer to as “Mad Ave” (short for Madison Avenue) on the SE side of Grand Rapids, where a 14-year-old...

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Youth volunteers partnering with the American Red Cross for Global Youth Service Day Project

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Service to Armed Forces program through the Red Cross carries out an...

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Asthma: wheezing, sneezing and camp?

by (sarahldeyoung)

Submitted 04-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Asthma is often viewed as a limitation for sports and other activities, especially activities that take place outside. At Camp Tall Turf’s Asthma Camp, these limitations are overcome and asthmatic kids can be kids. Asthma Camp, now in its 16th...

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Comcast provides grant to introduce claymation to Boys & Girls Club members

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

On March 13th, ten members from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs finished Clay and Game Tech projects with the help of a $10,000 grant from Comcast. Using claymation, which is an animation process using clay figures that are moved and...

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