Student Spotlight–Meet Sharkia!

Sharkia is a 4th grade student who attends our Afterschool Adventure program. She is a bright, talented writer and student, who loves helping out the younger kids whenever she can. Why do you like coming to the CYC? I like coming because I have fun. I like seeing the volunteers, too, because they help me […]

Summer 2014 Internships

We are looking for two great interns to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during the Summer 2014. This is an unpaid position, but benefits include: Hands on experience Having a ton of fun Working at Captain H. Tanny’s Adventure Trade and Supply Store Building relationships with really awesome kids Program Intern Responsibilities: […]

Volunteer Spotlight–Meet Denise!

Do you wonder what makes the CYC tick? Who are those amazing people helping out with our programs? Every week, Grand Rapidians donate their time and talents to our various programs. Denise volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our Afterschool Adventure program! Here is what Denise had to say about her experience at the CYC: […]

Volunteer Spotlight — Meet Sasha!

Ever wonder about the volunteers that help make the CYC’s programs a huge success? Every week, Grand Rapidians donate their time and talents to our various programs. Sasha Smith volunteers on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Afterschool Adventure Program. Here’s what he had to say about his experience: Q: What’s your favorite part about volunteering […]

Internships Available

Publishing Intern Reports to: Executive Director, Lori Slager As a Publishing Intern you will be a vital part of a start-up nonprofit organization. The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Grand Rapids, MI that prepares kids for life’s adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices. As […]

The Captain’s Affair Recap

Thursday, October 17, the Creative Youth Center hosted its first ever pop-up fundraising dinner. The proceeds of the evening went right back to the CYC, benefiting the students we serve. Guests were instructed to come attired in black-on-black-on-black for a night of macabre festivities. The event was hosted at Reagan Marketing + Design, just down […]

The Captain’s Affair: Location Revealed!

Unfortunately, a last second adventure called Captain H. Tanny away to the Seychelles Islands on an expedition to uncover the renowned yet mysterious Garden of Eden. Before embarking, the Captain revealed the location of tonight’s affair to be at Reagan Marketing and Design, located at 912 Wealthy Street SE. The Captain has entrusted the evening […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Jbara

Anne Jbara–or “Miss Anne” as she’s known ’round these parts–has been a valued CYC volunteer since October 2012, working with students at Congress Elementary, the Cook Arts Center, and the Andy Angelo Press Club. Additionally, this fall, she will become our newest workshop leader. Miss Anne, we don’t know what we’d do without you, and […]

Meet our new Program Assistant

Oh, hi there, Adventurers! My name is Meghan McAfee, and I am excited to call myself the Creative Youth Center’s new Program Assistant. About a year ago, I was asked to lead creative writing workshops and have been working with students from Cook Arts Center, West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center, GVSU’s TRiO program, […]