Helping Children and Families Succeed

Born in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Believe 2 Become is based on three guiding principles. First is the heartfelt belief that all people are born with God-given, unlimited potential to achieve and grow. Second is the understanding that all children need to grow up with high expectations from a supportive community. Third is the knowledge that all children and youth deserve real opportunities to learn in a rigorous environment, explore the natural world, connect with role models, gain work experiences, and aspire to college or career success. Guided by rigorous research and a community-centered design process, Believe 2 Become is an asset shared and valued by dozens of community partners, stakeholders, and families in Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Baby Scholars

Baby Scholars is an educational program designed to help parents help their children reach their full potential. Baby Scholars gives parents of children five months to five years the tools they need to help their babies grow smarter and to equip their children for kindergarten. The program focuses on helping parents become the best teachers they can be, so their children can succeed in school and in life.

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Summer Learning

All kids are born with unlimited potential, and all deserve high expectations and real opportunities. Summer Learning Academies are designed to help more students achieve their full potential.

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Successful Futures

Successful Futures come from helping more young people achieve their potential, propelled by high expectations and real opportunities from a supportive community.