Projects for Purpose MI inc.

Non Profit Organization


About Us

We are committed to empowering leaders of tomorrow, today.  Uniting projects, platforms , people and funding for purpose.  Together we are focused on creating experiences, connecting resources  and inspiring youth to  DREAM big!  Bridging gaps and developing talent thru the process. 

Our Programs

Gr Summer Project - Include - Empower - Connect

Grsummerproject

Grand Rapids Area wide challenge in partnership with Magic 104.9 that runs April- August . Where we challenge youth and organizations to take the pledge and submit a project they will work on over summer. Projects aim to bridge gaps and lead positive Impact. With four areas of focus , community advocacy, business , music & sports. Updates are shared via grsummerproject.org and our community votes. On site events , media coverage , talent showcases and special events connect projects with purpose . Bringing communities, education  and people  together. Leading the way to both seed & grow  new ideas , while connecting  talent & passion with in our ecosystem . This is a group student led program that wouldn't be possible with out our collective partnership with organizations and  individuals committed to providing a summer platform for youth.

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Business Connect Programs

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Our four focus pillars with talent development are,business trades, community advocacy, music and sports. If your business is interested in a mentor program , hosting an event and/or connecting with youth perspective. Let's connect! 

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Classroom Leadership and Project Development

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Are you looking to better understand a problem or connect classroom learning to new hands on experiences?  Let us help. We create custom programs that empower youth to identify problems and lead solutions together. This is a student led project focused on leadership development and real world activation. 


Team members

Stephanie (Gonda) Scott Founder/ President

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Director of Sales and Marketing Townsquare Media. Growth connector. 

Isabel Garcia- Vice president

Director of leadership development and education at  West Side Collaborative. Owner- Dreams by Bella

Director of Education and Leadership Development at Westside Collaborative. Owner Dreams by Bella Photography. 

Kavy Lennon- Treasurer

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Senior Supplier Diversity Manager at Herman Miller. Owner Firefly Amore. 

Team members

Albina Khatiwoda- SECRETARY

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Intern at United Way / Graduate Student at Howard University 

Preston Sain - Board member sports education and engagement

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Owner/Co-Founder Grand City Sports 501c3 / Vp Marketing & Partner Junk Kings 

Ed spillers - Board Member Music education and engagement

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Program Director Magic 104.9. Real Estate Agent.