Our focus

We are committed to empowering leaders of tomorrow, today.  Uniting people , planet , projects, platforms and profit for purpose. Together we are focused on  inspiring youth to  DREAM big!  Bridging gaps and developing talent in the process. We believe when we work together to find barriers and bridge access we are able to create sustainable pathways for talent to develop. Pathways, that start as a seed but watered collectively, grow next gen leaders,  social innovation and lasting impact. Creating  more inclusive, safe and economically sound communities.

Programs

Gr Summer Project

Grsummerproject , Gr Summer Project Talent Showcase , All of the Above Hip Hop

Grand Rapids Area wide challenge in partnership with Magic 104.9 that runs April through August where we challenge youth and organizations to take the pledge. Youth identify a community problem & submit a project they will work on over summer. Projects aim to bridge gaps and lead positive social  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, organizations  and people  together. Leading the way to both seed & grow  new ideas , while connecting  young talent with  our local ecosystem . This is a student led initiative and collective community effort. One that would not be possible with out our partnership with organizations and  individuals committed to providing this summer platform for youth voices to be heard & projects to grow.  

Leadership Development and Social Innovation

Start Garden , GRCC , Projects for Purpose MI

Here we define, leadership , community and social innovation. Encouraging students to unlock the power of I in leading social change. We define what a change maker is and give students an introduction into the differences of Social Enterprise, Non Profit and For Profit businesses. After we educate, we provide a mock business exploration project. Challenging students to create and pitch their own social enterprise

Design Thinking and Project Based Learning Facilitation

GRPD , Grand Rapids Police Department , NAACP Youth Council

Are you looking to better understand a problem and connect classroom learning to new hands on experiences?  We create & collaborate with other organizations to inspire students to dream big!  Together, we educate, engage and empower youth voices to be heard. In classroom learning combined with real world activation. Students explore and connect with community in the process of leading their project.


Business Connect Programs & Research

Bridge Street Market and Meijer Pep Rally for Union High School

Are you a local business or corporation looking to connect your companies mission to lead social impact in your community? Are you looking to attract diverse talent or better understand how diverse talent engages with your brand? Or perhaps you are looking to use giving dollars and create a project that impacts your community , but need a group to do the heavy lifting! Let's connect. 

Team members

Team members