Wedgwood Christian Services, founded in 1960, provides social services to "hurting" children and families. Photo via twitter.com
A local nonprofit is hosting its State of the Child event next week.
The annual event by Grand Rapids-based Wedgwood Christian Services brings together community leaders, Wedgwood experts and students to talk about what kids and families are facing and offers insights on how to provide support.
A panel at the event will be moderated by Maranda of WOTV 4.
The event is April 30 from 8-10 a.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.
Tickets are $25 for the public and $15 for students.
Michelle LaJoye-Young, sheriff, Kent County
Anthony Muller, director of clinical and business development, Wedgwood
Judge Kathleen Feeney, 17th Circuit Family Court
Nikeidra DeBarge, Manasseh Project coordinator, Wedgwood
Michael Zoerhoff, superintendent, Kentwood Public Schools