Grand Rapids Pitch Night hears ideas about reducing neighborhood violence

The Pitch and Highlight Night gave people an opportunity to share ideas on how to reduce violence.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Pitch and Highlight Night was held in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event was held to give people an opportunity to present ideas about how to end violence in Grand Rapids. 

The Safe Alliances for Everyone (SAFE) Taskforce hosted the event at the Beacon Hill Community House. 

Participants each had five minutes to present their idea and show how it would reduce violence in the area. The ideas were required to address the issues that 15 to 24-year-olds in the area face. 

A panel of five judges will review proposals. 

SAFE will fund three organizations with up $5,000 and three individuals with $500 to implement their ideas.

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