Ways to Get Involved at City

The school year is in full swing here at City, but there are still so many ways to get involved! City offers a variety of clubs and extracurriculars, so no matter your interests or commitment level, there’s something for you. 

City Advocates: Held after school every other Wednesday from 2:45-3:30 in Ms. Alexander’s Room, The City Advocates aim to spread social justice. They mix creativity with feasible ideas to better the City community. Meetings often feature discussions as well as event planning. 

Coding Club: As of late, the coding club is exploring building websites, and hopes to start competitive coding soon. The club is also working with the Grand Rapids youth employment program Grow1000 to create summer employment opportunities in the tech field for members. Meetings are every Friday from 4:00-4:45 in Ms.Vogl’s room.

City Service Club: As you’ve probably heard them on the announcements every morning, the City Service Club is hosting the Iconic City Thrift. Apart from that, the club plans service events throughout the year, including park clean-ups and more. Meetings are Tuesdays in Mr. Rizley’s room from 2:45-3:30.

Creative Writing: If you are looking to improve your writing skills, Creative Writing Club is for you! Meetings often include free-write days, along with prompts to challenge yourself. Meetings are Tuesdays during B lunch in Mr. Schuer’s Room. 

Girl Up: Girl-Up aims to empower, teach, and advocate for women. Meetings often include discussions and fundraiser planning. If you’ve seen period products in the bathrooms here at City, those are organized by Girl-Up. Meetings are every Monday from 2:45-3:30 in Ms. Jackson’s room. 

Go Gold: This club focuses on raising awareness about pediatric cancer, as well as spreading education on the topic. They organize fundraisers and drives to aid those struggling with pediatric cancer in the Grand Rapids community. Meetings are every Wednesday in room 204 from 2:40-3:15. 

Speech and Debate: There are so many ways to get involved in Speech and Debate all year long. Whether you like head on heated debates, or giving a speech on something you’re passionate about, there’s something for everyone. To get more information, email Mr. Harris at wmrharris51@gmail.com.

Weight Club: For anyone looking to get stronger, weight club is the place for you. Reservations can be made on their Instagram pages, @cityweightclub for mornings and @cityweightclubpm for afternoons.

E-Club: City’s Environmental Club aims to spread education about our environment, as well as improving our school and the community around us to create a more sustainable future. Meetings are during Core Advisory at 2:00. 

Physics: If you enjoy physics class, this club may just be for you. Meetings include activities like building model bridges, as well as discussions about the topic. Meetings are once a month on Mondays during lunch in Mr. Tu’s room.

Student Government: One of the best ways to make an impact in our school is by joining your class’s student government. They work on planning school events such as dances. Elections are held at the beginning of the school year.

Medical Club: Medical Club meets every other Tuesday from 4-5 on zoom. Meetings typically include discussions on various medical topics. If you’re interested, join their google classroom, linked in the City-Highlights. 

Chess Club: Every Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 the chess club meets to host minor tournaments, chess workshop days, learning development days, and open playing sessions. The club is a welcoming and open space for anyone interested in the game of chess. Meetings are held in Mr. Tu’s room.

Student Ambassadors: This a program here at City where students can mentor others, and be representatives for our school. Applications are in the Spring. 

Business Club: Coming soon, the new business club will aim to improve financial skills for students. These include paper trading, learning about taxes and business concepts, and overall increasing financial literacy. Look out in the City High-Lights for more information.

Invisible Illness: Invisible Illness focuses on providing a safe space for anyone struggling. Meetings include a variety of fun activities, and are every Thursday from 3:00-4:30 in Mr. Warren’s room. 

City Voice: This is the group responsible for this article, and so many more. If journalism interests you, come write for the City Voice! Meetings are in room 213 on Tuesdays from 2:41-3:30. 

In addition to all of these clubs and organizations, there are always opportunities to get involved in school activities in the City High-Lights.


My name is Claudia and I'm a sophomore at City! I enjoy studying politics, law, and history. My other interests include music, art, fashion, reading, and spending time in nature.

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