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Are you ready to Take the Helm for the students of Grand Rapids?

Every donation supports the Creative Youth Center in amplifying student voices and helping them claim their identity as writers. Thanks for helping us raise over $18,000 last school year!

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Consider a donation of $25/month. With your support we can:

  • Continue to provide access to high quality, individualized creative writing support

  • Grow our programs to serve more students on a scholarship basis

  • Help more creative youth become published authors

At the CYC, we believe…

  • that creative writing has inherent value and supports the development of empathy, agency, and the expression of self;

  • that everyone has a story worthy to be told and worthy to be heard;

  • that life-long love and enjoyment of reading and writing enhances our quality of life;

  • and that positive relationships within a diverse community are an impetus for personal growth and the stability of our society.

We need to raise $40,000 by the end of the school year. Please help us meet our goal by donating today.

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How are donations used?

All donations support programming for our students. We purchase supplies, pay to publish student work, and cover other costs involved with teaching students.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! We will provide donation receipt letters.

Can I mail a donation?

Of course! We accept donations by mail or in person at our location:
Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center
PO Box 6207
Grand Rapids, MI 49516