Embracing Inclusivity

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all the young individuals we serve, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Pride Month serves as a valuable opportunity for us to...

Nurturing Minds: The Vital Importance of Mental Health

In a world that often prioritizes physical wellness, it is crucial to recognize the relevance of mental health. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids, we not only recognize this fact but also actively champion mental health awareness within our community’s...

Celebrating the Youth of the Year 2023

On Wednesday, March 8th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids held their highly anticipated annual Youth of the Year Luncheon, presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union, at the Steil Club. The event was a celebration of our community’s most inspiring teens...

The Future is Bright: Youth of the Year Nominees

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023  Registration: 11:30am  Luncheon: 12:00 – 1:00pm  235 Straight Ave. NW The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its annual Youth of the Year luncheon on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023. The event,...

The Village Effect & the Power of Community

Community is a crucial aspect of human nature. It is the foundation of social connections, support systems, and a feeling of belonging. Community is the thread that brings people together. It gives us a sense of identity and trust. It is a powerful tool for social...

4 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month 

Black History Month is an important time of the year to commemorate and honor the achievements and contributions of the Black community throughout history. This month serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for racial equality and a celebration of the progress that...

Mentor Youth, Transform Yourself

Someone to look up to. Someone to talk through worries and bad days. Someone to celebrate victories big and small. A good mentor is there to listen, to support, and to shine light on potential. Many of us would not be where we are, without the support of mentors. From...