In Her Own Words

We’re excited to present a blog post from a CYC Alumna–the first post of its kind. We hope to showcase more success stories as our writers graduate from high school and move on to new adventures. The CYC and its authors are growing up! Raqhelle Millbrooks is 19 years old and an incoming Sophomore at the University […]

Dear Future Me

There’s always an adventure on the horizon! At the CYC, we prepare kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices. Through participation in after school programs, students aged 6-18 become published authors and their work is celebrated in the community. As the CYC looks ahead to a gift campaign in July to […]

Seeking Board & Committee Members

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) seeks new board members that will also serve on its Resource Development Committee. The CYC also seeks community members to serve on its Resource Development Committee without serving as full board members. Top candidates for both roles will demonstrate notable experience in revenue development and/or business, and a […]

2016-2017 Internship

The CYC is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for our 2016-2017 internship. The position will remain open until filled. The final deadline for applicants is September 16, 2016, though we encourage interested folks to apply early.   Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center Internship   The mission of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center […]

Interested in working at the CYC?

The Creative Youth Center is hiring! We are looking for a new program manager to join our team early in 2016. The program manager will be responsible for leading writing and creativity focused out of school time programs for youth ages 6-18.  Position: 30 hours/week, year round, salaried position Start Date: January 5, 2016 Requirements: Minimum […]

The Sketches That Lived

The Creative Youth Center presents The Sketches that Lived at the Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm. All are welcome at this all-ages performance written and inspired by CYC kids and performed by professional adult actors. The show is based on sketches and monologues created by students in a summer workshop led by Amy Gascon, local […]

2015 Book Launch a Success!

“About twenty-five Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center young authors attended their annual celebration and release of The Book of Explosions IV: Tiny Purple Thunderlights at the Wealthy Theatre Wednesday, May 20. The young authors sat in the first few rows of the theatre, giggling when the opening video cut to B-roll footage of them writing and […]

Matthew Baker Visits the CYC

The week of April 27, the Afterschool Adventure students had the great fortune of meeting a real, published author. Matthew Baker released his first children’s novel, If You Find This, on March 17 with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. If You Find This follows a young boy named Nicholas. Nicholas is a math and music prodigy, and he takes […]