Believe 2 Become
Believe 2 Become (B2B) is a collaborative partnership of hundreds of organizations and individuals who believe in the unlimited potential of Grand Rapids children, and expect them to succeed now and into their future.
Our community’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. The Y believes that all children have innate potential, and is committed to closing the achievement gaps that jeopardizes the success of our community’s most vulnerable children. Believe 2 Become offers real-world opportunities to learn, achieve success and prepare for the future. Through summer learning opportunities and parent engagement, B2B aims to eliminate the educational achievement gap by 2025.
The B2B partnership with the Y will offer FREE summer programs for both middle school and high school students at Mary Free Bed YMCA. Priority enrollment is given to students residing in the Hope Zones areas of Grand Rapids. Please check to see if the student’s address falls in the current Hope Zone areas