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Join Captain H. Tanny and crew in amplifying the voices of Grand Rapids students and broadening the curiosity of young minds.  

Each year students gather in Southeast Grand Rapids after school to sharpen their writing and creativity skills, and get the socio-emotional and academic support they need to thrive in school. Best of all, students become published authors and get to share their stories with the community.

Every Creative Youth Center student gains new writing skills while learning how to tell stories in new ways, exploring the works of great artists (locally and beyond), and having a ton of fun!

Together, we can fuel the minds of students and expand our work to allow more students in Southeast Grand Rapids the opportunity to fly to new heights.