There are limited summer activities for youth in the Wealthy, Ethel, Franklin and Fuller (WEFF) area of Eastown. As a result many children and youth simply hang out “on the corners” putting them at right for gang involvement and encounters with law enforcement. Beyond the Corners is a summer enrichment program for elementary age youth, which provides safe fun, and holistic activities for youth in the (WEFF) area and the surrounding neighborhood. We believe that all of us should have dreams for the future.
Beyond the Corners works to instill and nurture hopes dreams in our neighborhood youth by taking them beyond the corners. As a result of participation in t beyond the Corners elementary youth we have safe fun ways to stay active and engaged during summer month and avoid contact with gang activity or negative encounters with law enforcement.
Beyond the Corners is made possible by support from Mosaic Life, Weed and Seed and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. (Operational since 2007)
A few pictures from Beyond the Corners:
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