Invest in Chicago's Youth

 

Our Mission

At GRIP Outreach For Youth, our mission is to invest in the lives of Chicago youth through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships.

Our Vision

We have a vision for thousands upon thousands of kids to grow into solid Christian adults who will positively impact and contribute to society, their communities, their churches, and their families.

We would like to see:

Transformed cities

Strong local churches

Solid schools

Future leaders for Christ

Centers for excellence for urban ministry

Thousands of transformed lives
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2020 BY THE NUMBERS

(Metrics are down 30% this year due to the global pandemic)
10,556
Life-on-Life hours spent together
between youth and volunteer mentors.
496
Youth reached.
244
Adults trained for urban outreach.
94
Life-on-Life relationships between youth & adult mentors.
Recent Stories
Life-on-Life Stories
July 27, 2017

A CHANGED LIFE: LIFE-ON-LIFE – PETER & JUAN

What does it take to change the course of a life? Juan, a 14 year old freshman at Chicago Public School, Phoenix Military Academy, wanted to  find out. Even more…
Life-on-Life Stories
December 21, 2020

GRIP’S LIFE-ON-LIFE MODEL

Each of our programs and initiatives is created to build Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships. Moving beyond a once per week program to modeling what it means to be a man or…
Life-on-Life Stories
September 5, 2018

SUMMER OF LIFE-ON-LIFE 2018

https://youtu.be/aBHRWKarCuE It’s hard to miss the painful headlines that continue to flood Chicago this summer—72 shot, 13 dead—Bloody Chicago—and the list goes on. But we want to show you a…
Life-on-Life Stories
March 20, 2020

ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE: ANARI & SAMMIE

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