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Comcast gives us claymation!

March 21st, 2012

 

On March 13th, ten members from the Seidman and Steil Clubs finished Clay and Game Tech projects with the help of a $10,000 grant from Comcast. Using claymation, which is an animation process using clay figures that are moved and filmed using stop motion photography, members created storyboards and sets, clay figure characters, filmed, and edited their own movies.

“The best part of claymation was molding the clay into real characters and seeing them come to life,” said Club member Ivy Kelley.

Using game design software like “Scratch” to assist in building games and movies, staff members Jamie Prawdzik and Ashley Copier introduced Club members to this new program to complete several digital pieces of art.

To recognize participants, both Clubs will attend a private film screening and pizza party at the Steil Club on Friday, March 23rd at 1pm. Watch more videos at our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/bgcgrandrapids.

 

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Donors meet at Camp O'Malley to break 
ground for new cabin


March 20th, 2012

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of Campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the Camp up to capacity. Generous donors, Jeff and Patti Cousins, along with their family, have pitched in to make this possible with a donation of $9,000. Jeff and Patti are owners of the 21 year-old company, Kraft Business Systems in Kentwood...Read More Here!!!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR gain new faces to send them further in 2012

March 13th, 2012

With 2012 in full swing and new projects underway such as the addition of the Philip I. Club location, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grands Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) is excited to add five new names to their Board of Directors roster. The continued dedication of the Board allows them to provide the best possible support and experiences for the Grand Rapids youth served by the Steil and Seidman Boys & Girls Clubs. New Board additions include the following community members...Click here to read more of this article.

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To enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible citizens through education, recreation, and other positive community experiences in partnership with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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49507

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