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.