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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 2015 – 2016 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! Applications available now. Click here for more information.


LEAD – Jobs for 15 to 24 year-olds; Applications for Fall Training Session Available

Young adults ages 15 to 24 looking for employment look here.
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TCTC College Mixer – August 19th for College Students

Calling all GRPS 2013 and 2014 graduates in college… The Mayor’s To College, Through College (TCTC) Initiative would like to invite you to the TCTC College Mixer on Wednesday, August 19th from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate YOU! Free food, DJ, giveaways, and more! Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

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OCC Annual Report 2014

OCC Annual Report 2014

Annual Report

Our Community’s Children Annual Report 2014. Click here.

KidSpeak 2015: Where Are We Going & How Do We Get There?

KidSpeak 2015: Where Are We Going & How Do We Get There?

KidSpeak 2015: Where Are We Going & How Do We Get There? – Friday, April 24th at Grand Rapids City Hall. Register here.