February Difference Maker: GRIP Outreach for Youth

GRIP Outreach For Youth realizes that the only thing that can fill the void in the life of the fatherless child is the love of God the Father. As a result, GRIP’s mission is to break the fatherless cycle through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships.

In 2004, GRIP Outreach For Youth launched as a local ministry reaching fatherless teens in Chicago’s Cabrini Green Housing Projects. Today, GRIP has grown, as they have developed training tools and urban ministry resources that are being used globally.

GRIP’s Life-on-Life approach builds a network of support for young people: engaging them in their homes, serving them in their schools, plugging them into local churches, and providing them with practical resources for their development. Life-on-Life is a relationship that is so much more than mentorship. These relationships model what it means to be a man or woman of God while at home, running errands, playing sports, serving others in the community, or studying the Bible. GRIP extends an invitation to know the love of God, to know their purpose and identity, and to grow as young leaders in their homes, schools, churches, and communities.

GRIP now trains churches and organizations across the country to implement GRIP’s programs and resources with their own volunteers and youth within their communities, multiplying Life-on-Life impact in Chicago and across the country. Learn more at www.GripYouth.com.