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    Youth Master Plan

    First ever Grand Rapids Youth Master Plan Released

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publications & announcements


Mayor’s Youth Council Applications Available Now!

Our Community’s Children is accepting applications for the 2014 – 2015 Mayor’s Youth Council. 9th – 12th-grade Grand Rapids residents are urged to apply. Monthly meetings with the Mayor, field trips, community service projects and more! Go to the Youth tab above.


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.


Watch Our Community’s Children’s Video!

Created by Our Community’s Children Intern, Kathryn Palczewski.

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.