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.
Listen to stories recorded at Stories on SiTE during ArtPrize in the Story Archive.
Come support the CYC at our 1st annual Poetry Marathon on February 17! This event is generously supported by Harmony Brewing Co.
Spoken Word + Music – The Animations
The Pasta Problem – Creative Thoughts Podcast
Afterschool Adventure, Amplify, and Craft
Calling all creative writers!
These are our staple programs for grades 1-12 that run weekly throughout the school year. Students learn creative writing, interact with professional writers and artists, collaborate on exciting projects, and become published authors.
Elementary students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a reading buddy.
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 email@example.com.
We’re Grateful to Past & Current Funders & Sponsors!
News from the CYC
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Brianna!0 commentsIt’s no secret that the CYC relies tremendously on our wonderful volunteers. From reading buddies...
Our Executive Director Published a Book!0 commentsAs the executive director of the CYC, Kristin Brace works passionately to amplify our students’...