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Good Things Happen to Readers 2019

Author Peter H. Reynolds book The Dot Another exciting and successful Good Things Happen to Readers is in the books!  Through a generous gift from Laurie Huizenga,  a visionary and a former teacher, Good things Happen to Readers was created specifically to encourage early reading. Now celebrating its sixth year, ...
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Life of a Book

Take a journey into literacy through the eyes of a book! The ability to read and write effectively empowers students to become more confidently engaged with the world around them.  Through Literacy focused instruction, the goals of reading, writing, understanding and teaching will also inspire a true love for reading ...
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Discussing the Power of School Foundations with Lambert’s Purposeful Pitch Podcast

We were so excited to have been invited to share our thoughts on school foundations with Lambert's Joe DiBenendetto. On this episode of the Purposeful Pitch, our Executive Director, Sally Andreatta, joins Joe in discussing why it's paramount to the success of school districts for its communities to get to ...
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The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation’s Program GR8 Sports, Great Kids Named as One of The Aspen Institute’s 2019 Project Play Champions

GR8 Sports, Great Kids,  is thrilled to announce our selection as the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Project Play Champion. This honor is part of a cohort of organizations making new, meaningful commitments to health and wellness in alignment with the strategies of Project Play. A national campaign, The Aspen Institute’s Project ...
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City Built Brewing Company Back to School Night

City Built Brewing Company is celebrating the new school year with a Back to School Night and donating a portion of their sales to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation! Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 6PM - 9PM. GRPS Superintendent, Ron Gorman will ...
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