Youth Program

Support for the Whole Family

Our Youth Program has a wide range of opportunities specifically designed for kids and teens impacted by grief or cancer, whether they are living with cancer themselves, know someone living with cancer or know someone who died due from any cause. We utilize age-appropriate support and educational activities to meet youth where they are.

Ongoing Youth  Support Programs

During our Virtual Clubhouse we’re thrilled to offer a comprehensive virtual support program for youth ages 3-18.

  • Family & Youth Support  A weekly support group for youth age preschool through eighth grade and their adult(s) who are impacted by cancer or have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Gilda's Teen SupportTeen Cancer Support  A weekly support group for teens in high school impacted by cancer (whether their own diagnosis or that of someone in their life).  This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Teen Grief Support  A weekly support group for teens in high school who have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
When we’re able to safely meet together in person once more, our youth program includes:
  • Kids Grieve, Too Support  A weekly support group for children first through fifth grade who have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This group incorporates age specific curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. 
  • Kids Talk  A weekly support group for children first through fifth grade on a cancer journey (whether their own diagnosis or that of someone in their life). This group incorporates age specific curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. 
  • Gilda's memberNoogieNights  Available by request on nights when no age specific programs are offered for children fourth grade and under. Includes supervised play time for children while their adult(s) attend support group or clubhouse activities.
  • Noogieland Plus  A weekly discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a grief journey (Wednesday nights) or cancer journey (Thursday nights).  
  • Tween/Teen Talk Cancer Support  A weekly support group for tweens in middle school and teens in high school on a cancer journey (whether their own diagnosis or that of someone in their life). This group incorporates curriculum-based activities and discussion. 
  • Teen Grief Support   A weekly support group for teens in high school who have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
  • Tween Grief Support  A weekly support group for tweens in middle school who have experienced the death of someone in their life due to any cause. This support group incorporates age specific curriculum-based activities and discussion.
To raise awareness for our support community each year and welcome the community through our red doors, we host numerous events that celebrate our members, educate the community, showcase the unique support services we provide. One of the ways we do this is through community events for youth:
Camp Sparkle
Camp Sparkle

Camp Sparkle is an annual summer favorite! A day camp for children entering first through fifth grades who have been impacted by cancer or grief. Together we learn, share and laugh as we explore healthy ways to deal with life’s tough stuff and support overall emotional health. Read More

Halloween NoogieFest
Halloween NoogieFest

Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Halloween NoogieFest is an opportunity for children of all ages and their families to visit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids for a spooktacular afternoon of fun! NoogieFest features special guests, games and snacks. Read More

 

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

1806 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3rd Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gilda’s Club Lowell

314 S. Hudson St.
Lowell, MI 49331

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 12:30-8:30 p.m.

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