I've been posting a lot about my newest project, #ChampionsOfChange, a combined effort with Heart of West Michigan United Way. It's a photo installment of our community's unsung heroes, located at 118 Commerce SW, also entered in Art Prize (vote 62350 if you like). Each photo features a different person who works to improve the community in one way or another, and each of these people should be celebrated.
Craig Owens is one of the community advocates we're applauding. Craig has a heart for the Cedar Springs area and uses his skills to fill many different roles to help the community. He's the senior pastor at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Executive Director at En Gedi Youth Center and is a member of the Cedar Springs Planning Commission.
Craig is no stranger to youth programs, he's worked in a few before, and has directed the En Gedi group for the past four years. En Gedi, meaning stronghold or oasis, is an innovative, non-profit after school program for 6th-8th graders. It's a safe place for kids to hang out after school, play games during free time, receive homework help from tutors and just generally get refreshed, recharged and energized.
Read more about En Gedi Youth Center or make a donation on their website.