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    First ever Grand Rapids Youth Master Plan Released

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Applications for Youth Employment Available Now – Training Starts in October 2014

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. Applications available now for the fall/winter cycle. Click here for more information.


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! Applications available now. Click here for more information.


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.