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The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center prepares kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.

We believe that while nurturing kids’ writing can give them access to the world, fostering their creativity may allow them to change the world.

At the CYC, kids become published authors, leading to a strong sense of identity and an enthusiasm for learning. Our programs are free for all students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools or living in Grand Rapids.

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Recent Projects

Spoken Word + Music – The Animations

The Pasta Problem – Creative Thoughts Podcast

Our Programs

At this time, the CYC is not offering any programming opportunities.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The CYC offers several sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. We love working with local businesses, book clubs, churches, and more! Please get in touch for more information at

We’re Grateful to Past & Current Funders & Sponsors!

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