BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GRAND RAPIDS & GREENWAY
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway are empowering young people, changing lives, building community. As a premier youth development organization, we touch the lives of nearly 1 in every 5 young people in the Grand Rapids & Greenway school districts.
The Clubs offer brighter futures for Itasca County youth and provide a place where all youth, no matter their circumstances, can make great discoveries about themselves and engage in educational, enrichment, and recreational activities. And it’s all done in safe environments and led by positive role models and leaders.
We meet young people where they are and help them to take steps forward to reach their potential. We’re helping youth find and achieve brighter futures.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids & Greenway is here to inspire, prepare, and create a solid foundation for our kids and our communities. We are dedicated to ensuring that every young person in our community has a chance at a great future.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway, youth development professionals create a CLUB EXPERIENCE
Young people are at grade level learning, on track to graduate with a plan for the future.
Every young person has a leader inside them! Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s young people. Through meaningful engagement with the Club, the community and civic organizations our mission is to develop and empower youth to become collaborative leaders and productive members of their community.
The Clubs offer healthy and life skills programs that help youth achieve and maintain healthy and active lifestyle. The core program areas develop the capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
What Makes You Happy?
As we continue to connect with families and members who we miss immeasurably, we are continuing to find ways to look on the sunny side of the street. Michael Goldberg, from KAXE- Northern Community Radio, stopped in to the Boys & Girls Club one afternoon shortly before our hiatus to ask some of our members, “What makes you happy?”
This aired last night, 3/29/20 on KAXE and we wanted to share it with you. This made us super happy! In light of uncertain times, we are remembering that kids are kids and as much as they make us happy it’s wonderful to hear what makes them happy. Take a listen. The kiddos are midway through (31:00) the hour long program. Ask young people today, what makes them happy…you’ll be surprised.
Stay safe out there. Stay human.
KAXE-Northern Community Radio
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