New Hope Youth Center in March 2021

By |2021-05-18T07:35:08-06:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

March weather took us by surprise as we had an outing planned to go Ice Fishing with the Department of Natural Resources, but since the weather was so warm, it became unsafe for us to do this activity. The wonderful officers led the group through their museum and nature center in place of this outing. The [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in February 2021

By |2021-05-18T08:08:33-06:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

In order to further their knowledge, youth and staff explored the “Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives” at the end of February. Youth were able to gain insight and hear stories of local African American men and women and their push for equal rights. An additional wing was created in memory of Breonna Taylor and [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in January 2021

By |2021-05-18T08:06:47-06:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

For the month of January our youth celebrated the beginning of a new start! Starting with a karaoke night to bring in the New Year. The youth working together singing multiple songs, creating vision boards, and eating Snacks! To wrap up the month of January, our youth were able to have a relaxation day and celebrate [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in August 2020

By |2021-01-13T12:51:14-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

We had a very busy month! The house activities consisted of gardening, outdoor play, and hands on life skills such as resume building and cooking. One of our long-time residents has moved on to a wonderful independent living arrangement, and will soon be starting college. She will be dearly missed.  Our focus is on developing staff [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in July 2020

By |2021-01-13T12:53:48-06:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

The residents and staff at New Hope have had an extremely busy month. Two of the youth graduated from high school, and are very excited that they will be attending college this fall. With the warmer weather, the house has had opportunities to venture outside and enjoy outdoor activities like visiting Island Park, volleyball, and water [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in June 2020

By |2021-01-13T12:58:18-06:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

May was a great month of growth for our residents! Several of the senior residents have truly stepped up to lead and support peers with their struggles. This has resulted in a feeling of togetherness. New Hope has adjusted well to the current changes caused by COVID-19, and everyone has remained healthy so far. On the [...]

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New Hope Youth Center in May 2020

By |2021-01-13T13:12:52-06:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” ― Steve Maraboli. The last several weeks have really driven this message home. The lives of the residents, staff, and people in our community along with the rest of [...]

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