The power of one: a volunteer interview

The Creative Youth Center and all of its magical programming could not happen without the kooky and awesome volunteers who show up every week. Ruth Posthumus is a former middle school principal, a current supervisor for student teachers at Calvin College and a volunteer with the CYC middle school students. When Ruth walks into the […]

The Characters that Lived!

The CYC is just tickled pink about our upcoming event on October 26. The Characters that Lived is an amazing opportunity for our students to create characters and see their writing brought to life by professional improv actors. It’s Grand Rapids’ only all ages improv show and will be a night to remember. The event […]

Meet Captain Annie!

Ahoy mateys! I am sending bat signals, carrier pigeons near and far, to reach even Neverland’s shining star, and deliver these greetings from our CYC: so, hello! I’m the intern! My name is Annie. The CYC discovered me, more than the other way around, when I kept finding posters and stories all about town. This […]

A Summer Poem

Poem Where You Pretend Like You’re at the Beach Reading It   I am a giraffe. I’m camouflaging with the tree, hiding from the enemies. I am a giraffe. I am a chocolate cake, Oreos, Spanish, Mom and Dad, my sister, spaghetti, balloons, flamingos, and playing tag with my little brother. I am like my […]

The Story of the Spoken Word & Music Album

The spoken word and music collaboration with Triumph Music Academy has attracted a lot of positive attention from our Grand Rapids community. From an interview with Mariano Avila from WGVU’s Mutually Inclusive to spotlight attention from Dustin Dwyer at Michigan Radio, the CYC looks back on the work of our students this year with pride. […]