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.
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.
Get Involved with GreatLIFE
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.
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 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.
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.
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.