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You did it!!  Thanks to you we were able to reach our $1.7 million dollar Eagles Fund goal for the 2018-2019 school year.  This year 2,654 individuals came together to make this happen.
You did this.

THIS IS YOUR EAGLE IMPACT.

Thank You with student photo collage

YOUR EAGLE IMPACT

A gift to the Eagles Fund helps to create accessibility and affordability so students can realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. They are prepared to be more because of the investment our staff, faculty, and philanthropic community continue to make in them.

None of this would be possible without you. 


 

THANKS TO YOU,
ADE IS BUSY PREPARING FOR HER FUTURE.

This past year, Ade graduated from the University of Chicago and is now in her first semester at Stanford University School of Medicine. Ade received the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship which is designed to bring Stanford students studying in different fields together to collaborate and create solutions to some of our world’s most complex issues.  Ade is a Communicator and a Collaborator. She is a Creative Solution Finder. Ade is a Portrait of a Grand Rapids Christian Graduate.

In 2010, when Ade began high school at Grand Rapids Christian, becoming a doctor was only a dream. Ade recalls, “I am so thankful for the opportunity to pursue a global career in medicine. These are things I hoped for while in high school that I now see God making possible. GRCS prepared me exceptionally well for college and was supportive throughout every aspect of my high school experience. I am forever grateful for the teachers and staff who encouraged and supported me.” 

In 10 years, Ade plans to be a physician serving in low-resourced settings across the globe to help build up and work within underserved communities. Ade is a Justice Seeker. She is a Thoughtful Neighbor. Ade is a Disciple of Christ.  

A gift to the Eagles Fund helps to create accessibility and affordability so students like Ade can realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. They are prepared to be more because of the investment our staff, faculty, and philanthropic community continue to make in them.

None of this would be possible without you. 

Everything on our campuses from financial aid to academic programs, outstanding faculty to fine arts and athletic experiences are supported through generous donations just like yours.

EXPLORING GOD'S GIFTS

Explore God's Gifts Experience God's World
Preparing our students goes beyond providing an excellent education within the classroom.

 

 

After a record-breaking winter of cold and snow, Spring has finally sprung in West Michigan. It is time to open windows and welcome the season of new beginnings. At the same time, we watch the school year draw to a close and reflect on the unique opportunities our students have had over the course of the year to go beyond the classroom, explore their interests and gifts, and experience God’s world.

Winterim

Winterim

For two weeks in January, high school students explored their interests in architecture, crime scene investigation, computer science, and business.

Some cultivated their talents in art, music, and dance, while others experienced the professional world through internships.

This year 250 students traveled to a variety of locations from Rehoboth to Rwanda.

Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion students at the Iroquois campus joined forces with middle and high school students to support children at a school in the Dominican Republic. 

Elementary and middle school students gathered together for a Spanish worship service to pray over and dedicate the 150 backpacks they had collected before a group of students personally delivered them as part of their Winterim trip to the DR.

iXplore

iXplore

Middle School students spent the week after Spring Break learning everything from How to Budget Your Own Adventure to how to Think Like a Scientist.

Some learned about the culture of other countries as they explored local restaurants and prepared their own Spanish and Latin American cuisine.

Others inquired into the profession of teaching by shadowing and serving as mentors at a local elementary school and childhood center. 

Zoo Week

Zoo Week

4th graders from Rockford Christian spent a full week behind the scenes at John Ball Park Zoo learning about God’s creation and creativity.

Through animal observation and interaction, the students learned about everything from classifications and adaptations to habitats, food chains, and how humans impact the environment of wildlife.

Evergreen

Evergreen

In February, Evergreen students spent four days at the VanAndel Education Institute.  They worked as scientists and built flashlights and magnetic cars for the Electric-Magnet Extravaganza.  

They worked with plants and animals and made aquariums during the Outstanding Organism Session.  

Each group also designed structures to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes to survive the Day of Disasters.

We are $200,000 away from fully funding our financial aid commitments and essential programs that have enriched students’ lives during the past year.

By investing in Grand Rapids Christian, you ensure the continued strength of our educational programs, the performing arts, and students’ seamless access to technology and Student Support Services. Simply stated, you prepare students for lives of discovery and service in Christ’s kingdom.

Preparing students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society

None of this is possible without you!  Your gift to the Eagles Fund directly impacts the lives of over 2200 students across our five campuses and provides financial aid to help make Christian education a reality for over 700 students who would otherwise not have that opportunity.  

Your gift also reaches further and impacts lives throughout the community and world by giving our students the opportunity to engage in and prepare for lives of service.

We are truly thankful for your commitment to Grand Rapids Christian Schools and welcome your support to reach our goal as we prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society.

 

Expanding a student’s horizons teaches them there is so much more to God’s world than what they see every day.

 

History, social studies, and science come alive when students experience them firsthand.  Experiences like these and the priceless educational opportunities that result would not be possible without the charitable contributions made by donors past and present. 

 

 


THIS IS YOUR EAGLE IMPACT.

THANK YOU.

Your gift to the Eagles Fund directly impacts the lives of over 2200 students across our five campuses and provides financial aid to help make Christian education a reality for over 700 students who would otherwise not have that opportunity.  

Your gift also reaches further and impacts lives throughout the community and world by giving our students the opportunity to engage in and prepare for lives of service.

We are truly thankful for your commitment to Grand Rapids Christian Schools and welcome your support to reach our goal as we prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society.

None of this would be possible without you. 

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL

help us REACH our goal!

We are so grateful to all in our community who have given to the Eagles Fund.  If you have not yet made a gift, there is still time!

The Eagles Fund has committed $1.7 million towards Student Support Services, tuition assistance, and additional programs that enrich students' experiences throughout the school year.

Please consider making your gift of any size by June 30.

Together, we can reach our goal!

 


Check out these stories and learn more about how your gift to the Eagles Fund impacts the lives of our students, families, and staff.

This is your #EagleImpact.

Megan

Grand Rapids Christian has become a second home to me. The staff and students I'm surrounded by each day push me to become the best version of myself and are always there to support me and celebrate accomplishments alongside me.

I've learned so many things during my time at GRC, both academically and spiritually, and I've grown in my faith significantly. Grand Rapids Christian has a way of making you enjoy school and the work you put into it, and that's what I love about it. 

This is #MyEagleImpactStory.

Megan Overvoorde
GRCHS Class of 2019

Charlette

Our son, Isaac, has been blessed to be in the inclusion program at GRCS since he was in preschool. Tim and I never thought we would find a place that celebrates every child for their abilities. The staff at Grand Rapids Christian has pushed us to dream big and achieve more for Isaac and without them, we wouldn't have the hope that is necessary for every child and every parent.

We are so thankful for Grand Rapids Christian and for all of Isaac's teachers, friends, and their parents we have met along this wonderful journey. 

This is #MyEagleImpactStory.

Charlette Muller
GRCS Parent

Rueben

Working at the Grand Rapids Christian Middle School reminds me every day that regardless of how daunting a task may be or how stressful the situation, God is in complete control. Empathy and compassion for ALL students and their daily trials and tribulations can feel heavy but seeing them conquer and accomplish makes it all worth it!

This is #MyEagleImpactStory.

Rueben Riley
GRCMS Student Life Coordinator

Share with us on social media how Grand Rapids Christian Schools had a positive impact on your life by using the hashtag #MyEagleImpactStory and receive awesome GRCS swag as our way of saying "THANK YOU!"

5 REASONS TO GIVE

5 Reasons to Give

At Grand Rapids Christian Schools we are preparing students for their future...

Future Architect... and thoughtful neighbors
Future Author... and creative solution finder
Future Conservationist... and justice seeker
Future Biologist... and lifelong explorer
Future researchers... and communicators and collaborators
Our students are Disciples of Christ and they are the future. 
 

This is their Eagle Impact...
what's yours?


 

GET IN TOUCH

Lindsay Hart, Director of Advancement

Jana Hoglund, Director of Community Engagement

Dana Stenstrom, Director of Events

GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN
SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6000
Fax:  616.574.6010