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Category Archives: 2016 2017 Program Year

ALUMNI CHARGE NEW GRADUATES TO RISE UP

GRIL was fortunate to have two alumni discuss their own journeys with GRIL and provide encouragement and guidance to new graduates. GRIL U graduate and current Calvin College Senior, Abdoul Havugimana, shared about his experience since graduating from GRIL. Abdoul is pursuing a degree in political science and has become an active member of the […]

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BREAKTHROUGH PLANS INSPIRE

All of the participants were able to share pieces of their breakthrough plans with the community in the open time before the formal ceremony. A few, however were selected to share some reflections that challenged and inspired all of those in attendance. Abigail Niewenhuis, GRIL U, shared a written piece about the under-reported lead problem […]

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GRIL Graduation 2017

May 24th marked a day of celebration and great  joy as GRIL hosted its annual graduation at Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center. With a record turnout of participants, families, friends and guests, over 25 teens and adults from our GRIL U and Adult Emerge programs stepped onto the stage to receive a very well […]

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Taking Pride in Your School 

These past few weeks the Ambassador students at Ottawa Hills High School have been learning about the importance of taking pride in their school community. When we take pride in where we live, work, and learn we want to see that place grow and be better. The #OHHSpride sparked students to celebrate all that the […]

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The Next Generation of Activists

The GRIL U students are putting final touches on their breakthrough plans and are excited to share all they have been working towards with you at their graduation. Throughout the year, we have been praying together for these students. You have given your time and resources to support their work, now is the time to […]

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