Developmental Programs for Students and Adults

Student Programs (Grades K–12)

Helping Students Succeed

Our educational programs for students in grades K–12 help them succeed academically, explore extracurricular activities, stay active, improve graduation rates, learn practical life skills, and mature personally.

Learn & Grow

We have space for 36 students per tutoring session.

“I like tutoring because I learn new words and because of my tutor. It gives me something to look forward to after school.”

Extra Support

60+ students are enrolled in our tutoring program for grades K–5.

30+ students attend our after school program for grades 6–12.

Tutoring Program @ Streams

Mondays & Wednesdays

We offer free tutoring for students in grades K-12. Students are assigned a weekly 45-minute session with a certified teacher. Registration is required for this program, along with a commitment for regular weekly attendance at your assigned time.

SWAG @ Streams

Mondays & Thursdays 4:30-7 PM

Free for students in grades 6-12, SWAG is a program that encourages students to think critically and make good choices while teaching them life skills and lessons. A meal will be shared together with free time to play games, basketball, soccer, volleyball, crafts, and cooking.

Summer Program @ Streams

Thursdays 5:30–7:00 PM (Summer)

We offer a summer program for students in the community. Details to come about Summer 2024.

GEMS @ Streams

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 PM

This program is designed for girls in grades 1–5. It is a chance for girls to get to know one another; enjoy games, crafts, and snacks; and learn about the love of Jesus. We hope that this girls' club will create a fun, safe, and encouraging space for us to support girls in our community and remind them how much they are loved.

GRCC Play & Learn

Tuesdays 3-4:30 PM

Play and Learn GRCC strengthens the skills of early childhood caregivers and educators to enrich the quality of learning experiences of young children. If you are a guardian or caregiver of a child ranging from birth to 5 years old, you can join us in the gym at Streams for this free, weekly, 90-minute program, where we talk about child development, early reading strategies, and positive discipline. The curriculum for the Play & Learn groups is aligned with Michigan Department of Education’s expectations for kindergarten readiness, which will prepare your child for success. No registration needed!

Adult Programs (18+ Years Old)

Streams 'U'

Our campus hosts several educational programs for adults. Participants can earn their GED or high school diploma, and participate in other Streams 'U' classes. These classes, held on Wednesday evenings, cover a variety of topics throughout the year to educate and empower individuals with their finances, parenting, health and wellness, healthy relationships and more. Check our website for the most current class offerings.

Streams 'U'

Adults are invited to attend our Streams ‘U’ on Wednesday evenings. These classes are FREE and provide FREE childcare for children under the age of 12.

“Community garden, tutoring, med clinic, sport summer camp—this place is great, so many things to help the community.”

Adult Learners

60+ active students on our GED & high school diploma roster

Behavior Management 101: Empowering Parents

Wednesdays in February 6:00–7:30 PM

This class empowers parents with practical tools to better understand the source of their children's behaviors and how to manage them. Led by Jeff Ashby, a retired Certified School Psychologist, MI Licensed Psychologist, and Certified Social Worker, this class is available for any parents, grandparents, or guardians. Classes begin in February. Free childcare available during class for children under 12. Sign up online to be a part of the class.

Trauma 101

March 20 & 27, April 10 & 17 6:00-7:30 pm

Trauma is a universal human experience, and while we cannot avoid pain and suffering, we can control the resulting trauma in our lives. These courses will empower you with the life skills to identify, understand and confront pain, fostering a "Post-Traumatic Growth" mindset. You will be encouraged to make the best out of life's challenges, both for yourself and others.

Literacy Center Class: Improve Your Health and English Skills

Tuesdays 10 AM-12 PM OR Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM

The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering free classes at Streams to help you improve English, while learning about your health. Class topics include emergencies, food, nutrition, exercise, and child development. Classes are 10 weeks and begin January 23 and 24. Free childcare is provided. An intermediate level of English in reading and listening is required. To sign up email the Literacy Center at the link below or text "Health" to 616-213-3313.

GED & High School Diploma Program

This program empowers adult learners to earn their GED or High School Diploma. In partnership with Sparta Public Schools, we surround students with a group of caring, highly qualified instructors to help support their studies. Whether students need a high school diploma, job training, GED, or English as a second language assistance, we offer a customized program to reach their goal. Onsite help provided three days a week.

Who We Are

Meet the team and board of directors at Streams.

Meet Our Team