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Restorative Training Program with Eddie Edwards 

Purpose Statement: Creating an environment conducive for learning and training to ensure that youth in need are guided to become cognitive, problem solving, disciplined, respectful young learners in school, the community, and prepped to become individual leaders of tomorrow.

Description: Our RTC program will host youth grades 1st-12th to the Paul I. Phillips Boys & Girls Club during the typical school day. Qualifying youth will be experiencing short-term or long-term suspensions at school. In collaboration with local schools and parents, RTC will serve as a tool for parents and schools to provide youth with a second chance for learning. After completing the program, a meeting will be held to go over a written contract that has been collaboratively created by the RTC administration and youth. The contract will address reentry into the school with positive behavior and engagement.

Schedule

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at Paul I. Phillips BGC (726 Madison Ave SE)
  • 8:00am-2:30pm with breaks for lunch and snack (snacks will be provided, please have your child bring a lunch)
  • Curriculum
  • Schoolwork support
  • Gym activities
  • Restorative justice conversations
  • Positive mental health activities

Requirements

  • Student is experiencing short-term or long-term suspension at their school
  • Must be enrolled in school in grades 1st-12th
  • Must attend school in Kent County
  • All participants must complete a Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids membership application if staying past 2:30pm
  • All students must have transportation to and from the program
  • Students should bring athletic clothes and shoes to participate in gym sessions

Application Process

  1. Start enrollment process by completing the form below or by emailing rtcgrandrapids@gmail.com
  2. Complete registration form and submit to rtcgrandrapids@gmail.com
  3. Wait to be contacted and accepted into the program by founder, Eddie Edwards
  4. If you would like your child(ren) to remain at the Club after 2:30pm, fill out a membership application

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Restorative Training Center Enrollment Form

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