Steil Youth Center

Steil Youth Center
Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Size: 19,100 SF

Linked with the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth provides hands-on educational and recreational mentoring programs for "at risk" youth. Due to major structural problems with the previous building, the Grand Rapids Youth Comonwealth was forced to tear down it's old walls in the early 1980's with a promise to re-build in the future. Opening it's doors 20 years later with an award-winning Best New Construction for the area in 2001, the new facility incorporates classrooms with the latest computer technologies, full-sized gymnasium, community meeting rooms and large open activity areas.