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Child / Teen Resources
4-H Leaders Association 219 East Paw Paw St., Suite 201 -- Paw Paw, MI 49079 vbc4-h.com (269) 657-8213 Positive community youth development through citizenship, leadership, and community service learning activities.
The Ark - Services for Youth www.arkforyouth.org (800) 873-TEEN -- 24 hour crisis hotline Confidential help for youth who are in crisis, homeless, or runaway and their families. Also has a 21-day short-term shelter.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring 3501 Covington RoadKalamazoo, MI 49001-1876 www.ThinkBigToday.org (269) 382-68001 (888) 898-3001 Toll Free Provides children ages 6-17 with one-on-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships.
Boy Scouts of America, Southern Shores FSC 3914 Bestech Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 www.michiganscouting.org (734) 971-7100 Focuses on character development, citizenship training and physical and mental fitness through camping and other group activities.
Childcare and Early Education Search Website Greatstartconnect.org Connects families with listings for high quality childcare and early education opportunities.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 601 West Maple St. -- Kalamazoo, MI 49008 www.gshom.org (269) 343-1516 Builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Great Start Collaborative of Van Buren County 490 S. Paw Paw Street -- Lawrence MI 49064 greatstart-vanburen.org Sherry Bennett, Co-Director 269-539-5411 Parent Liaison: Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org (269) 389-9880
Supports children ages 0-8 years, and their families by promoting school readiness activities and education.The Great Start Parent Coalition is a parent group which brings families together.You can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.
Tri-County Head Start 775 Hazen St. -- Paw Paw, MI 49079 www.tricountyhs.org (800) 792-0366 Pre-school program for 3-4 year-olds (including disabled) from low-income families. Teaches skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten.
Van Buren Youth Camp Inc. 12370 45th St. -- Bloomingdale, MI 49026 vbyc.org (269) 521-3855 Non-profit youth programs provide opportunities for mental, physical, and spiritual growth in a camp environment.
Youth Development Company / PAL PO Box 453 -- South Haven, MI 49090 ydcpal.org (269) 639-2489 Before & After-School programs & PAL Mentoring for South Haven, Covert and Bangor school children. Includes homework assistance, tutoring, educational and extracurricular activities. Summer Fun in the Park provides supervised activities for children.