When we launched our GR Summer Project last year, all we wanted to do was help the kids the be the change they wanted to see their own communities. What happened next was beyond our dreams as kids from AOTA as apart of the GR Summer Project launched their own non-profit called LPUGR which stands for Love, Peace and Unity Grand Rapids. They got a chance to sit down on the "Morning Mix" on Fox 17. Check out the video and check out the dates on their non-profit launch thanks to the Wege Foundationndation.

Wednesday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., see the talent of many local teens at the "Can't Stop Won't Stop: Teen Showcase." It's a free event that will double as a talent show and a launch party for LPUGR. The showcase will feature emcees, breakers, Hip Hop dancers, bands, beat makers, and visual artists. It's open to all ages and will take place at Linc Up, located at 1167 Madison Avenue Southeast in Grand Rapids.

Thursday, April 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Wege Speaker Series will take place at Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. The keynote speaker will be Mustafa Santiago Ali, who is Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus and former environmental justice leader at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Seating is limited, so RSVP at https://www.aquinas.edu/resources/conferencing-event-services/wege-speaker-series

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