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    First ever Grand Rapids Youth Master Plan Released

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Applications for the LEAD Program Available Now – Training Starts June 16th

The Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction (LEAD) program provides unique training in civic engagement, leadership and employability skills to young people ages 15 to 21. Students that complete the LEAD will be eligible for employment at a business participating in the Mayor’s 50 Campaign.
Click here for more information.


You’re Invited to attend KidSpeak ®2014: D² – Diploma to Degree

On Friday, April 25th at Davenport University the Mayor’s Youth Council will present their annual youth forum that gives young people the opportunity to speak directly to legislators, community leaders, and school officials. This year’s topic is about Post-Secondary Success. Teens are urged to share their testimony! Lunch, campus tours and more! Click here to register.


GR Juvenile Offense Index Report Data Brief

In a news conference, OCC, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Community Research Institute release a Grand Rapids Juvenile Offense Index Report of offenses by 8 – 16 year-olds. Click here for the data brief. Here for the entire report.


OCC’s Annual Report 2013

How do we enhance the economic vitality
of our city? How do we ensure that our city
will grow and thrive in the future?Click here an answer.

Upcoming Events

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OCC Annual Report 2013

OCC Annual Report 2013

Annual Report

Our Community’s Children Annual Report 2013. Click here.

KidSpeak 2014: D2 – Diploma to Degree

KidSpeak 2014: D2 – Diploma to Degree

KidSpeak 2014: D2 – Diploma to Degree – Friday, April 25th at Davenport University. Register here.