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ESCAPE Ministries

An urban teen and young adult leadership program

 Our Mission

To inspire, equip and empower children of promise, young adults and their families in at-risk environments,
through faith in Jesus Christ, to be tomorrow’s positive leaders in our community.

What We Do


A program where suspended and expelled students can complete their schoolwork and return to school with the same or often a better grade.  Volunteers work with a certified teacher to provide one-on-one support.

Holland Youth Connection

A career counseling and job placement program.  We partner with local business for employment opportunities for those 18 and older.  We also provide employment opportunities through the Holland Youth Connection program for students ages 14 through 17.

West Side Boxing & Fitness

Whether training for your first fight, or just for fun, our FREE fitness center is open five days a week.  We help kids “break down the barriers one punch at a time.”  Training is also offered through WestSide Boxing, MMA Boxing and Jujitsu, with certified trainers.

Holistic Enrichment

We provide after school programs weekly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. We also offer mentoring to students in tutoring and a place for social engagement.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Pastor Willie and Ryan Cotton

Sometimes you can’t say thank you enough. ESCAPE is so very blessed to have donors, sponsors, and ministry partners like you. We are so very grateful for those who understand our mission in this community and give to support it. February through August is usually the toughest time of year for our budget, but your…

ESCAPE Nurturing Parent Class

This 10-week series for parents taught by Howard Matthews from Pathways of Arbor Circle concluded August 23rd. The program was well attended and participants reported the class was helpful and meaningful. The class covered topics such as: -Brain Development in Children and Teens -Communicating with Respect -Building Self Worth -Understanding Feelings -Family Morals, Values and…

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202 East 32nd St. Holland, Michigan

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