Meet a Fifth Third River Bank Run charity partner

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Each year, the Fifth Third River Bank Run partners with charities in the local community. One of those is the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, or WMCAT.

WMCAT’s mission is to create and provide a culture of opportunity for people to make their own economic progress. It has programs for both teens and adults. The teen art program is an after school program for students in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District. It focuses on art, allowing kids the opportunity to work with professional artists in fields such as photography and graphic design. The goal of the program is to give kids a voice through the arts, let them connect with each other, and build 21st century learning skills.

The WMCAT adult career training program offers education in the fields of medical coding, medical billing, and pharmacy technician. Training in those career paths can offer a person opportunities to earn a living wage and benefits. Both the teen and adult programs at WMCAT are free.

This is the first time WMCAT has been a charity partner with the Fifth Third River Bank Run. It is looking to recruit runners and walkers to raise money for its valuable programs. Click here to go online to learn how to sign up.

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