Youth

Feature Story Ava Devanney with her COVID-19 vaccination card.
Feature Story The 2021 Promise Scholars: Ricardo Flores, Ebony Roach, Angel Ruiz, Selena Vazquez, Destinee Phasoukvong, Fredy Rincon Perez, Steve Nguyen, Jennifer Dao, Jacqueline Roman, and Alexis Fuentes.
Feature Story Children play at the existing natural playground of Little Hawks Preschool on the Outdoor Discovery Center campus.
Feature Story Alita Kelly gardening
Feature Story Justin Caserta of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Holland Area was named one of seven Maytag Dependable Leaders for 2021.
Feature Story A collaborative project would bring a nature play park to Holland's Window on the Waterfront park with the help of crowdfunding and a state grant.
Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry co-founded I AM Academy, which empowers Black students and is behind the 2021 Juneteenth festival in Holland.

Juneteenth returns with fun and a renewed purpose


Feature Story The Muskegon Junior Sailing Program is introducing kids 6 to 18 to the excitement of sailing.
Feature Story GRCC’s Bridges to College — Raider Ready program is adding a $500 stipend for students who attend the free college prep sessions this summer.

GRCC’s free college prep classes come with $500 stipend


Feature Story West Ottawa senior Nayeli Mora took home the Michigan Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award and will compete for the regional title next month.

Holland Youth of the Year Nayeli Mora wins state title


Feature Story The HCAC is offering swimming lesson scholarships.
Feature Story Cynthia Martinez films Daniel, a student in the TRIO Upward Bound program.

Filmmaker gives a voice to first gen college students


Feature Story Colby Tucker, 14, from Hopkins in Allegan County, is in his third year of collecting and cooking sap.
Development News Robert Cloy

“Shade is an equity issue.”


Feature Story “One-third of everything we eat depends on pollination,” says Don Lam, of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association (HABA). “Imagine losing one bite out of every three.”