Creative Youth Center
The Creative Youth Center prepares kids for life's adventures by supporting their writing and amplifying their voices.
We believe that while nurturing kids’ writing can give them access to the world, fostering their creativity may allow them to change the world.
At the CYC, kids become published authors, leading to a strong sense of identity and an enthusiasm for learning. Our programs are free for all students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools.
We serve students aged 6–18 in weekly creative writing programs, a weekly one-on-one tutoring program, Wednesday Workshops with visiting writers, August workshops, and more.