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.

2015 Holland Youth Connection Teams

Team 8th Day Farms South

Team 8th Day Farms South

Team 8th Day North

Team 8th Day Farms North

Team Bouws Pool

Team Bouws Pool

Team Christ Memorial

Team Christ Memorial

Team Critter Barn

Team Critter Barn

Team Crown Motors

Team Crown Motors

Team Ditto

Team Ditto

Team Fourth Reformed Church and Wescore

Team Fourth Reformed Church and Wescore

Team Haworth

Team Haworth

Team Holland Christian Schools

Team Holland Christian Schools

Team Holland High

Team Holland High

Team Holland High 2

Team Holland High 2

Team Holland Parks

Team Holland Parks

Team Holland Transportation

Team Holland Transportation

Team Magna

Team Magna

Team New BPW

Team New BPW

Team Ottawa County Parks

Team Ottawa County Parks

Team Outdoor Discovery Center

Team Outdoor Discovery Center

Team Public Safety

Team Public Safety

Team Walters Gardens

Team Walters Gardens

ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015

Grand Rapids Team 2015
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (1)
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (2)
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (3)
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (4)
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (5)
ESCAPE of Grand Rapids Teams 2015 (6)

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.

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