What if you could impact Grand Rapids’ economy and the lives in your community by improving your leadership or the leadership of others?

What’s in it for Participants?
Through GR Initiative for Leaders (GRIL), participants learn balance, accountability, interdependence, diversity, empowerment, and leverage in the Adult Breakthrough and Emerge Leadership Programs and the GRIL U Teen Program – all 9-month long programs held during the school year.  GRIL also offers 90 minute Community Leadership Trainings on the above to all interested leaders.

To date, 99% of our teen graduates have a high school diploma. 61% are in college. The difference between our high school grad rate and the state average (76%) amounts to thousands saved in incarceration and unemployment costs.

Diversity Statement:  GR Initiative for Leaders (GRIL) continues to be intentional in demonstrating cultural sensitivity within our organization. We place diversity-related issues as paramount and recognize that both systems and individuals must be aware and culturally responsive within our work, particularly within our effort in championing social justice.

Special thanks to the DeVos Family Foundation, the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, the Wege Foundation, GRIL, and DVULI alumni, and all of our donors without whose support, our efforts wouldn’t be possible.