teen training

Teen Leadership

GRIL U Teen Leadership Program

We partner with area churches, schools, and organizations to challenge approximately teens each year as young leaders.  This program is led by adult GRIL graduates who invest in up to four teens (ages 15-21) to encourage them as they grow as leaders who make an impact in their homes, schools, neighborhoods, churches, and communities.

To receive more information on the GRIL U program, click here.
Donate to the GRIL U Teen Program.
Reach us at 616.301.6697 for questions on funding the GRIL U Teen Program.


•    Foundations of leadership
•    Self-assessment exercises
•    Purpose and mission statement  workshops
•    1, 5 and 10 year goal setting
•    Cross-cultural leadership training
•    Time management/balance
•    Empowerment
•    Community capacity building
•    Social justice work


Adult programming

Adult Leadership

Each year, we have 10-12 adults who participate in one of our 9-month intensive programs.

Emerge Leadership Program

The Emerge Program is for those who are seeking personal growth as well as growing leadership capacity in the community.  Each training is mandatory and is conducted from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. on each training day.

Adult Curriculum

Breakthrough Leadership Program 

The Breakthrough Leadership Program is for those who have been in leadership a minimum of three years who are now serving in a leadership role in their organization, church, or company.  The focus will be on personal and organizational growth and community impact.  This program is a blended learning experience including online learning, small group and mentor meetings and a workshop each month from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  All workshops are mandatory.

To receive more information on the Adult Breakthrough and Emerge Leadership Programs, including how to apply, click here!

Community Leadership Trainings (CLT)

Community Leadership Trainings are customized leadership trainings led by GRIL for any given amount of time on topics related to our curriculum.  GRIL is available to bring our trainings to your church, organization, or company.

Click here for more information regarding our Community Leadership Trainings!  Together, we can transform our community!

For more information on the Adult Breakthrough and Emerge Leadership Programs and other trainings, click here.