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What We Do

GRIP's programs strategically create opportunities for youth and Christian adults to connect and develop Life-on-Life relationships.



SLAM is a high-energy sports and team-building outreach program that runs every Monday night. Throughout the year, hundreds of youth come to SLAM engaging in fun games, team sports, Bible teaching, small group discussions, and lots of hugs!

‘Come join us for a tour of SLAM to see our flagship
program in action! Contact us to schedule a visit, or sign up to volunteer.

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GRIP The School

At GRIP The School, we partner with six Chicago Public Schools where we
connect with students at Cookies & Convos – a discussion group that meets
during students’ lunch periods. GRIP staff facilitates discussions around topics including grief, conflict resolution, current events, and students’ experiences with
church. Here, relationships and trust are built and students are invited to SLAM
where they’ll connect and build towards Life-on-Life relationships with mentors.

Future Steps

Through Future Steps, GRIP leverages the strength of our Life-on-Life relationships and network to offer a community of support for our youth and young adults as they learn important life skills and pursue internships, jobs, college and/or career goals. 

With Future Steps, our young people are equipped to understand their unique, God-given design, form a vision for their future, and are empowered to live it out.