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Teen Programs

header-teensGRIL U Faith-Based Leadership Program

We partner with area churches and youth ministries to challenge approximately 35 youth each year to become Christ-like, cross-cultural, servant leaders.  This program is led by adult GRIL and/or DVULI graduates.  Adult graduates invest in up to four teens to encourage them as they grow as leaders who make an impact in their homes, schools, neighborhoods, churches, and cities.  Teens must be a minimum of 16 years old and must be able to commit to 2-5 hours per week.

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

Ambassador Programs


This training program for teens at Ottawa Hills and Union High Schools is led by local adult youth workers and graduates of GRIL and/or DVULI.  The 30 teens at each school gather for training each week to grow as leaders for impact in their school and community.  Participants are chosen by the school to participate in the program.

• Students receive impact-driven leadership trainings.
• Available at Ottawa Hills High School and Union High School

To receive more information on the Ambassador Club, click here

Donate to make our Ambassador Club possible.  Reach us at 616.301.6697 for questions on funding the Ambassador Club.

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