Youth

Feature Story A performance from the 2022 West Michigan Student Showcase. (Michelle Nickless Greer)

West Michigan Student Showcase returns for 42nd year


Feature Story Taylor Twork, a GVSU student,  is a recipient of the Thomas and Susan Den Herder Education Scholarship.
Feature Story Ava Devanney with her exchange student, Montse Muralles at Windmill Island in Holland.

What caught my exchange student by surprise? snow


Feature Story Herrick District Library will host a series of holiday-themed events this December. From family films to fierce gingerbread competitions, events are available for every age.

5 free things to do at the library in December


Feature Story Gentex Discovery Preschool will be the first of its kind in the area with subsidized preschool for first and second shift parents on the Gentex manufacturing site in Zeeland.

Gentex, ODC partner to bring child care to employees


Feature Story A Hope College Spanish class is partnering with LAUP on a youth mentorship project. (LAUP)

Latino Hope College students partner with LAUP to mentor youth


Feature Story Greta Trevor

High School student launches bilingual tutoring program


Feature Story Anthony Lambers credits real estate for helping him turn his life around.
Feature Story Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks gets his face painted for a TikTok video.

City interns paint Holland mayor’s face in viral TikTok video


Feature Story Muskegon is one of eight venues across Michigan hosting the Junior Gold Championships for the first time. (IBC Youth Development)
Feature Story  Feeding America West Michigan's new Gather 2 Grow program has expanded to Fruitport District Library.

Gather 2 Grow expands to Muskegon and Allegan libraries


Feature Story Bacha Popi performs at the LAUP ¡Fiesta! in the Holland Civic Center July 9.

LAUP ¡Fiesta! makes strong comeback


Feature Story Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca will perform at this year's Fiesta event Saturday, July 9.
Feature Story Tara Weymon Leonard, MillerKnoll’s vice president of global contract and field marketing, talks to I Am Academy students at the company's Design Yard.

I Am Academy explores future careers at MillerKnoll


Feature Story Gentex talent acquisition specialist Chris Pollack speaks to a group of the company's interns gathered at Zeeland’s Lawrence Street Park last week.
Feature Story Ava Devanney has used her Spanish skills when traveling to Latin American countries.
Feature Story Bob and Colette DeNooyer react to receiving their award
Feature Story Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks, right, and residents scrub 8th Street in downtown Holland before the Tulip Time Festival’s Volksparade on May 14. 

Holland’s Tulip Time Festival makes a strong comeback