GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community Foundation is thrilled to partner with Grand Rapids Public Schools to provide Challenge Scholars, and ignite a community-changing initiative. By supporting West Side students beginning in 6th grade, Challenge Scholars is opening up a world of opportunity for these students by promising a free college or trade school education upon graduation.
It’s a fact that people with more education are more involved in the community. Neighborhoods with more college graduates are physically healthier, have higher rates of civic engagement, and lead to brighter, more diverse communities. Help us support young students who are the future leaders of our West Side community. Challenge Scholars invests in the social capital of our neighborhoods by enabling our youth prepare for their futures.