Welcome to the ESCAPE Ministries web site!

ESCAPE is a Christian mentor discipleship program that helps teen and young adults break the cycles of poverty and unhealthy dependencies with character building, social skills and team concepts as well as coaching for today’s job force.

What We Do

A.S.A.P.

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.

Joseph Jobs

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.

Health & 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.

Holland Youth Connection Teams

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Team Riley Trails

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Outdoor Discovery Center

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Team Spectrum Fabrication

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Team Magna Mirrors

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Team HPS

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Team Holland Transportation

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Team HFD

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Team Ditto Resale

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Team CMC

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Team City Parks

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Team City On The Hill

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Team BPW Powerplant

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Macatawa Resource Center

Our Mission

We aim to provide a safe learning environment for middle and 8th­9th grade high school students who have been suspended or expelled from learning in a traditional educational setting. Although our primary focus is academic, we also address goal setting, behavior management, career options and community service in order to prepare students to return to their original place of learning and encourage them toward future success.

Upcoming Events