We prepare kids for life’s adventures

by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently not offering ongoing after-school programming. Please stay tuned for upcoming online educational offerings.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”

— Emily Dickinson

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Get in touch! Email Board President Kait Polzin at kait@creativeyouthcenter.org or call (616) 458-5505.


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.

Email: word@creativeyouthcenter.org

Phone: 616-458-5505

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