At GRIP “life on life” refers to an ongoing process of relationship development that is so much more than what people commonly think of as mentorship. It’s simply doing life together, modeling what it means to be a man or woman of God—not just during a program or in a classroom—but while in our homes, running errands, playing ball, working hard at a job, serving others in the community, or studying the Bible together.
All of our “mentors” (whom we call coaches) complete a thorough volunteer application process and receive ongoing training and support from our staff. Our coaches also commit to investing a minimum of six hours each week for at least one year intentionally connecting with their teens in and outside of GRIP’s programs.
The goal is for each coach and teenager to