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Category Archives: 2015 2016 Program Year

Have you met GRIL’s Alumni Advisory Team?

This amazing team of alumni and staff have been meeting since the spring of 2015 to provide leadership to GRIL’s alumni movement – a movement that is working to keep all of our alumni connected, engaged and committed to the work of strengthening leaders to transform communities.  The team includes: Ben Brewer – Board and […]

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Mission Statements

     Participants with Young Men Moving Mountains spent the week creating individualized mission statements. These young leaders were directed through the process by identifying their core values, causes that are important to them and parts of their character consistent with their mission statement. In GRIL,young leaders are challenged to use their mission statement as […]

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Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats – Oh My!

GRIL spent last week with young leaders from the Jubilee Job’s B2B program looking at their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Have you completed a SWOT analysis on your life lately?  What are the opportunities and threats in your future?

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Is knowing your character important? 

GRIL spent the week walking with participants in the Young Men Moving Mountains’ group from the Brown Hutcherson B2B program in learning about their character traits and the importance of living their lives that reflect their character.  Through a character identification assessment they were challenged to identify their most dominant characteristics and to think about the […]

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Joining with the Voices in the Community

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, GRIL Alumni attended a City Commissioners’ meeting open to the public. We attended in conjunction with the Micah Center and a number of other urban initiative organizations to voice our concern on the decision making process behind the urban development of Grand Rapids. Many people have seen the numerous apartment […]

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