• Inspirational Programs

    Inspirational Programs

    August 14, 2014

    Programs deliver inspirational results to local youth By Janaesha Glasco Music and dance are not only inspirational but also a way of life. The programs 3:11 Youth Housing, Girls Rock Grand Rapids (GR!GR) and Dance Spire show that music and dance can help inspire teens in the Grand Rapids area. All the programs help build […]

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  • What’s In Your Mouth ?

    What’s In Your Mouth ?

    August 14, 2014

    The YMCA helps reduce the size of Grand Rapids food desert By Elisa Mena and Arianne Morgan-Jimmerson     Have you ever truly sat down to think about what you are actually putting into your body? Yes, you look at the label on the back of food packages to read how many calories are in […]

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  • Enter The Edu-Matrix

    Enter The Edu-Matrix

    August 14, 2014

    GRPS starts initiative to improve technology in schools By Elijah Newton & Emilio Rodriguez In Grand Rapids the school system has issued a plan to improve technology and to get students more time with it. In order to keep up with changing technology, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has set an initiative to have students […]

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  • The Silver Line… Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

    The Silver Line… Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

    August 14, 2014

    By Gabrielle McManus What’s the Silver Line you ask? The Silver Line is a brand new bus system that has been brought to Grand Rapids. The Silver Line still works with The Rapid, but this bus system is just “a little” different. The Silver Line will help connect Grand Rapids by extending routes further south […]

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  • Idea Lab Launch

    Idea Lab Launch

    June 11, 2014

    Idea Lab Working for Change Coming soon! The launch of Idea Lab, a new endeavor that will fill this site with positive, impactful stories by teens from West Michigan and beyond. Over the course of eight weeks this summer you will see the urban teen voice take shape as a talented group of 50 high […]

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  • SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    December 26, 2013

    Please watch this great video of Sam and his story, then read more below about how you can help Sam and his family. From our friends at The Kala Project. “Our team recently had the opportunity to document a day in the life of our new friend Sam! Although he appears to be a normal […]

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  • Humanity, as it could be?

    Humanity, as it could be?

    October 31, 2013

    What would happen if you were walking down the street and were asked to be photographed? And you had to pose with a complete stranger? Someone you might never walk near, to talk to? Photographer Richard Renaldi is doing just that, and the photos are quite amazing.

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  • 20 Photos that give hope for mankind

    20 Photos that give hope for mankind

    October 30, 2013

    Sometimes a photo says a 1000 words and sometimes it says so much more. Here are a few of the 20, click here to view them all.

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  • One day in detroit

    One day in detroit

    September 5, 2013

    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about failure, what is it really? After dealing with it personally, professionally, and after asking a bunch of successful people, I’ve come to this conclusion: failure is when you stop growing. I’ve been blessed to be working on a project that explores the space between people who fail and […]

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