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April 2020

Better Together Benefit Dinner 2020

April 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Your home computer or cell phone MI United States
Free

Experience Affinity . Meet our students, mentors, and community partners. You’ll experience Affinity and see we’re Better Together. This year, Better Together will be a VIRTUAL EVENT to help the State’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Better Together is Affinity Mentoring’s largest fundraising event of the year. The funds raised from this event are essential to sustain our organization and support our nearly 300 mentor matches. While this was not an easy decision to make, we are confident it…

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May 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the teachers at our partner schools during National Teacher Appreciation week.

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**EVENT CANCELLED** Burton School Carnival [End of Year Celebration]

May 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burton Elementary School, 2133 Buchanan Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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In response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Affinity will be cancelling all end of year celebration events. Every year Burton holds their annual school carnival and it is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Each mentor match will be provided with up to 4 meal tickets good for a hot dog, chips, and pop. Additional food is available for purchase if you have more than 4 people in your group attending and the money will go toward the school.  In addition to hot…

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**EVENT CANCELLED* SWCC Spring Picnic

May 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gordon Food Service Home Office, 1300 Gezon Pkwy SW
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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In response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Affinity will be cancelling all end of year celebration events. Join us for a picnic hosted by our partner, Gordon Food Service. We'll have lots of food, games and a chance to get to know the Affinity Team, mentors, students and their families. There is no cost for this event. Please RSVP to swcc@affinitymentoring.org or 616.819.6799.

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Half Day

May 22, 2020
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

Grand Rapids Public Schools will have a half day on May 22.

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September 2020

First Week of Virtual Mentoring Begins at the Early Childhood Center!

September 29, 2020 - October 3, 2020
Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, 961 Joosten St, S.W.
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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The first week of Virtual Mentoring finally begins at the ECC!

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October 2020

Cuentos y Comida (Stories and Sustenance)

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

A traditional table hosted event would involve Affinity Mentoring partners participating as table hosts by inviting friends, coworkers and other acquaintances to come to the event, share a meal and listen to stories with them. This year, however, is anything but traditional. Due to COVID-19 precautions we will be holding a virtual event. Hosts will invite friends and colleagues to join them at a location of their choice to stream Affinity’s video that shares the impact of mentoring, community partnerships, and the power of…

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November 2020

Virtual Mentoring Begins for the 2020-2021 School Year!

November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020
Your home computer or cell phone MI United States

The long awaited time has come! The 2020-2021 mentoring year for GRPS begins this week. Detailed instructions for scheduling the mentoring time will be sent via e-mail to all mentors about our virtual mentoring platform.

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January 2021

No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18
All Affinity Mentoring Sites Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States + Google Map

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Godfrey Lee Public Schools, as well as the Mentor Centers, are closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Virtual Mentoring Appreciation Night

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

To celebrate National Mentoring Month we are inviting Affinity's mentors, families, partners, and supporters to join us for a virtual night of awards, celebration, and stories of virtual mentoring! RSVP NOW   AWARDS: Nominate a mentor, a partner or a donor for an award to be presented at the 2021 Mentoring Appreciation Night on January 28 at 6:30 PM. Pick the category for your nomination below. You can submit more than one nomination for one category, and/or for multiple categories.…

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