Amazing Race – ArtPrize style!

The Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race heads to ArtPrize on October 5. In the race,  two-person teams run and bike, searching for hidden checkpoints and completing crazy challenges within ArtPrize venues and natural areas. And guess who is this fun event’s charity partner? The Creative Youth Center!

If you are interested in participating in the race, register at www.grUrbanAdventureRace.com.

If you want to enjoy this event in another way, volunteer! For more information call us at 616-458-5505 or contact Katie at Katie@creativeyouthcenter.org.

Petting of the Mongoose of the Royals is Not Permitted

Last week, the Creative Youth Center held a writing workshop for the students from the GVSU TRiO ETS program. Together, we breathed life to strange and wonderful countries, completely serious laws, mushroom citizens, and fantastic stories regarding Captain H. Tanny’s adventures!

Don’t believe us? Read for yourself:

Land of the Free

By Jim, Age 13

Laws

  1. Theft is not permitted in the Palace of the People
  2. No partying
  3. No rebels
  4. Petting of the Mongoose of the Royals is not permitted
  5. Not following any of these rules will lead to the Isle of Banishment
  6. P.S. Only way permitted off the island is through the Desert of the Dead

King James’ Log

It is the closing of the first era. It all started in the year of 7 A.A. Afterwards, the world broke out in riot and only a few escaped to the newly found Islands. I am King James, and I am the ruler of the Land of the Free. It started with me wanting to help give people a place to live after the apocalyptic riots. But then the money flowed in, and it flowed in. And it kept flowing in. And I never wanted it to stop. Greed changes a man. It makes him thirst for power and control. And that is exactly what happened…

It is chaotic on the island. The year is 37 A.A. Many people have come to my island seeking refuge. Yet all they received was pain. The citizens became unruly and laws needed to become enforced. So that’s what I did. No, I don’t find my laws harsh in the least degree. I had enforced the laws yet no one obeyed, so I added a punishment…

The year is 58 A.A. and the Isle of Banishment has become crowded. Although we are gaining many minerals and other resources…

The past year was an unusual one. A humble man by the name of Captain H. Tanny arrived by a large vessel during the month of March. The captain and his crew were quickly escorted to the Palace of the People. His ship was set ablaze soon after… He has repeatedly asked for a map for directions to get off my Island. He didn’t like my answer, but he departed early May. I spent days worrying about the treasure I stashed in the desert, but then I remembered it was guarded by a Dovan…a dragon.

It is the 78th year… The year I discovered that Captain H. Tanny escaped…

with all my gold.

FIN

 

If you want to know more about GVSU TRiO ETS program: http://www.gvsu.edu/ets/

Internships at the CYC

These are no ordinary internships! As a CYC intern, you’ll be an integral part of all that we do. While our internships are unpaid, benefits include:

-Hands-on/real-life experience
-Having a ton of fun
-Working at Captain H. Tanny’s Adventure Trade and Supply Store
-Building relationships with really awesome kids

Sound good? Check out the three opportunities below!

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Lori at lorena.slager@creativeyouthcenter.org by August 16th, 2013.

Nonprofit Management Intern

Necessary Qualifications:
-Able to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during the Fall 2013 semester
-Must be a self-starter, comfortable with a great degree of independence
-Ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a role with constant changes
-Interest in working with kids ages 6 to 18
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Editing/proofreading skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
-Creative problem solver
-Spanish language skills preferred

Tutoring Program Intern

Necessary Qualifications:
-Able to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during the 2013-2014 school year or Fall 2013 semester. Must be available from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
-Must be a self-starter, comfortable with a great degree of independence
-Ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a role with constant changes
-Interest in working with kids ages 6 to 18
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Editing/proofreading skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
-Creative problem solver

Afterschool Adventure Program Intern

Necessary Qualifications:
-Able to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during the 2013-2014 school year or Fall 2013 semester. Must be available from 3-6pm at least two days of the week, Monday through Thursday.
-Must be a self-starter, comfortable with a great degree of independence
-Ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a role with constant changes
-Interest in working with kids ages 6 to 13
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Editing/proofreading skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
-Creative problem solver