GreatLIFE has always been about healthy lifestyles for families and kids. And that includes supporting people in their mental, emotional and physical development, especially youth and our most vulnerable community members. Doing so, gives everyone the best opportunity for productive and meaningful lives.
GreatLIFE and Stand Together are tackling some of our biggest challenges – ensuring that every person has the opportunity to realize their full potential. We encourage you to get involved, mentor, volunteer, donate and support these fine organizations.
Thanks to Sioux Falls Thrive for facilitating this collaboration.
Challenge for Change Golf Tournament
Monday, July 24th, 2023
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GreatLIFE Cares Foundation 2020 Challenge for Change
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Do Good by Being YOU.
Be there for a child in your community by becoming a TeamMates mentor. By visiting with a student once a week at school, you could make a lifelong impact. All you have to do is simply be there for them…and maybe play a round of UNO.
of mentors report feeling hopeful after meeting with their mentee.
of mentees say they trust their mentor.
of mentees graduate on time.
of mentees are self-nominated.
You don’t have to be an expert, you just have to BE THERE.
Career & Technical Education Academy: Career focused learning for students from across the region at a state-of-the-art technical high school.
Sioux Falls Christian Schools: With God’s word as our foundation, Sioux Falls Christian Schools will provide a Christ-centered, excellent education, partnering with the church and home to equip students for service to Him.
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools: To form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.
Be there for a student once a week. TeamMates is an inclusive, strength-based mentoring program focused on creating friendships in school once a week.
LSS Mentoring Services empowers students to succeed by matching them with a caring adult mentor. Matches meet at over 70 area schools.
LSS CLIMB: Formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire, this program matches youth ages 7-14 with a volunteer mentor. The two meet in the community at times convenient for both.
PLAY Everything: GreatLIFE’s program to help kids develop athletic knowledge and connection in living healthy, meaningful lives through before and after school programs, skill development clinics and nutrition. Currently being offered at Compassion Child Care, Hawthorne, McGovern, Lowell, and Westside Christian schools.
New to Sioux Falls this year, Youth Entrepreneurs helps students discover their innate gifts and talents, while gaining the economic understanding to leverage those skills in ways that benefit both themselves and others. youthentrepreneurs.org
Junior Achievement of South Dakota: Dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic
and economic choices.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire is to nurture, educate and enrich children and youth for lifelong success.
Sioux Falls Hope Coalition: Every child in Sioux Falls ought to attend preschool to arrive at kindergarten ready to learn.
The Promising Futures Fund believes that a child’s economic background should never prevent them from having the same education, same experiences and same opportunities than a child whose family has more resources. We will do all we can to increase a child’s educational experience, outside experiences and provide ways to give inspiration and hope so a child can see their way out of poverty.
Center of Hope exists to walk alongside people, to bring spiritual and physical health, and ultimately change the community one life at a time.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Focused on seeing the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
Young Life: “Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.” A community of adults coming alongside young people, forming transformational relationships of life in Christ.
Collision empowers middle and high school students to share the hope of Jesus Christ with their peers.
Corona Help: An initiative of Sioux Falls Churches to help our unity during this difficult virus outbreak. We deliver necessities to people unable to leave home, host food distribution for children and share God’s love.
EmBe serves women and families, empowering people to create lives of meaning and purpose and building a community that serves everyone well. Our mission is empowering women and families to enrich lives.
Feeding SD: Our mission is to end hunger in South Dakota. Freedom from hunger is critical to the future economic, social, and emotional health of our communities. Weekly, we provide food assistance to approximately 21,000 people.
Helpline Center: Our mission is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day through our 211 Helpline, Volunteer Connections and Suicide and Crisis Support.
Kid at Heart provides extraordinary experiences to all youth including underprivileged and at-risk through critical thinking and mental and physical conditioning, empowering them to live a more active, confident and healthy life.
McCrossan Boys Ranch: We provide New Hope for a Better Life for boys who have experienced conflict in their lives. Through values, goals, education and ranch work, we prepare young men to live a balanced life outside the Ranch.
Sioux Falls Cares: We deliver Christmas in a box to hard-working families whom still cannot afford it. This include gifts, winter clothes, food, and more so parents can witness joy on their children’s faces.
Volunteers of America, Dakotas is called by the Gospel to guide people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
YMCA: We put Christian principles into practice through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our community programs bring people together and build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.