Program Overview
Calling All Colors has long been established in the lakeshore region since 1998. The 2011-2012 program year involved 258 students from 24 schools in 4 lakeshore counties, resulting in 1,372 people cumulatively impacted by the schools’ action plans.

Black River high school student Anneka Johnston shares her reflections on Michigan Now Radio. 
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In 2013, the Diversity Alliance will begin the exciting expansion of this program into the Grand Rapids area by inviting a limited number of schools to participate in a Kick Off Event. 

Thank you to the Kent ISD for providing  the venue and support for this event.

High School Kick Off Event Details

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:00am-Noon
Kent ISD Building, 2930 Knapp St SE, Grand Rapids

Keynote Speaker Sarah Salguera, Program Director at the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, will discuss present the  importance of cultural IQ (cultural intelligence).  Attendees will be invited to participate in an interactive activity called Bafa Bafa. This simulation builds awareness of how cultural differences profoundly impact how we interact with others. Attendees will experience a Calling All Colors overview presentation, have the opportunity to engage in cooperative games, and share lunch together.

Questions? Contact (616) 846-9074 or

Registration is Required
Each school may bring one or two adult chaperones and two high school student representatives.
Pre-Register by phone at (616) 846-9074 or email at