YEZ Projects

The following projects have been implemented within the Kent ISD Youth Engagement Zone!

Kelloggsville Digital History

A House is a Home

Kelloggsville Greenhouse

Wheelchair Ramp


Math Concepts Videos

Homeless Awareness Campaign

Community History Murals

Food Baskets

Table Refurbish Initiative

The Spirit of Our Cultures


Middle School Store

Division Avenue Website

Closing The Language Gap

What Makes You, What Makes Me

Launch Pad/Rocket 30

The Recycling Project

Rock The Vote

Diverse Cuisine for Diverse Cultures

Community Garden

“KOPS” – Kelloggsville Outreach Program Services

Parks and Recreation Spanish Brochure

Healthy Relationships

Goodwill Giving

Creative Kids Camp

Wyoming Senior Center

Dinner for All

Closer to Home

Feed the Need

The Bare Necessities

Love of La Lectura

Pollution and Its Effect

We Care


Rain Gardens and Your Environment

Reciprocating Kindness

Learning to Go Green

Kids Hope

Community Science Fair

Neighborhood Clean-Up

Rebel Love

Active, Healthy Lifestyles

Assisting Organizations

Beautification and Games

Charity Carnival

Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

Craft Kits

Donate and Become Aware

Families in Crisis

Food Bank Volunteers

Graffiti Removal

Home Improvement

Making Kits for Kids

Neighborhood Beautification

Sports and Nutrition Clinic

Yard and Park Clean-up



If Trees Could Talk

Growing Food for the Community




Other KISD Projects

These service learning projects have been completed by schools within the Kent Intermediate School District, but outside the Youth Engagement Zone.

Serving Senegal

100 Ways to Use Hands for Helping

Honoring Veterans Throughout the Year

Big Business of Bottled Water

Save the Rain

Blue Goes G.R.E.E.N.

Bringing The Beauty

Care Bags

Winter Carnival

Dinner Dances For People With Disabilities

Project Eco Fair

Great Lakes Watershed

Grow And Give With Hydroponics

Habitat for Humanity

Survive And Thrive

Sow Harvest And Enjoy

Fountainview Friends

Food For Ronald McDonald House

Giving Greater Than Receiving

Cups On Loan

Dodging The Cold

Appreciating Veterans

Freshman Service Learning

One Book, One School, One Community

Musical Outreach

Letters To Soldiers

Sustainable Plant Propagation

Wildcat Fitness

Health Fairs

Veteran’s Home



Cross Grade Study Buddies

United We Stand

Literacy For Life

Bluebird Houses

Food For Thought

A Day With(out) Art

Jubilee Jobs


Health Education and Drug Free Communities Projects

The Coalition for Healthy, Safe, Drug Free Schools & Communities is a collaborative effort of community stakeholders working together to enhance – through leadership, collaboration, and education – the health and safety of adolescents, their parents, our schools, and the broader community by providing a drug-free environment that nurtures our children’s spiritual, academic, social, and physical development.   These projects were created to help teachers integrate drug and alcohol related issues into their curriculum.

Snuffing Out Synthetic Drug Use

Tweeting, Speaking, and Movie-Making:  Civic Action Against Underage Drinking


Groundswell Projects

Groundswell (Grand River hub of Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative) seeks to establish and maintain a hub focused on promoting place-based education and helping young people in Kent County become stewards of their community, environment, and their local watershed, by helping teachers and students engage in service-learning education. Groundswell strives to provide opportunities for young people to investigate environmental issues in their communities and help them decide on the best course of action to resolve challenges and participate in civic action.  Here are a few of the projects that are underway.

This Land is Our Land

Environmental Campus Restoration

Earth Keepers

It Starts With Me


Native Plant Replacement


Michigan State University, College of Education, Global Education Cohort

The following projects were created by MSU students in the School of Education’s Service Learning Class.  The students worked in groups, and under the direction of a K-12 teacher, to create service learning projects geared toward the grade level they eventually hope to teach.  The students created not only project planners, but lesson plans as well.

Addressing Hunger with Haven House

Bake for Books

Help a Willing Kid

Go Green for Recycling – Chemistry

Go Green for Recycling – English

Go Green for Recycling – Government

On the Banks of the Red Cedar – Earth Science

This is an Environmental Public Service Announcement

Speaking for Mother Nature

Growing Food for Thought

Disabilities within Everyday Life

Picture Book Pack

Watch Me Grow

Young Athlete Program through Special Olympics

Think Out of the Box: Recycle in the Box

Friendship Across Generations

Books to Benefit

I Speak for the Trees

One Tree At A Time

Pen Pals Making a Difference

Save the Truffula Trees

Global Immigration Unit

Fighting for Freedom

A Hunger Banquet

Accessibility Assessments