come from helping more young people achieve their potential, propelled by high expectations and real opportunities from a supportive community.
Established in 2010 as a multi-year, multi-million-dollar education initiative, Believe 2 Become taps the wisdom of community, the power of engagement, the alchemy of empowerment, and the rigor of data to unleash the unlimited potential of students, families, school, and community.
The wisdom of community: from parents, residents, educators, businesses, advocates, and youth, provides essential, ongoing direction to the initiative.
From neighborhood gatherings to parent meetings to action groups, engaging the community in conversation, learning, and leadership fuels meaningful action.
Empowering parents and students to share their voices and act on their own behalf is one of the most effective ways to help students achieve greater academic gains.
A relentless focus on meaningful data collection, aggregation, and analysis has yielded important insights about the value of Believe 2 Become investments.
Since 2010, Believe 2 Become partners have offered innovative early childhood, summer learning, and parent engagement opportunities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Arbor Circle Corporation
B2B Hope Zone Resident Leaders
Baxter Community Center
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club
Camp Fire USA
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Ferris State University
First Steps Kent
Girl Scouts of Michigan
Girls Choral Academy
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Dreams
Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids Urban League