Greater Life's mission is to reach and serve indigent, at risk, disadvantaged or impoverished youth, parents & seniors daily. We promote improved academic performance, physical health, social skills, moral/spiritual standards, family involvement, and community involvement.
The organization was formally incorporated as a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) Faith-Based Community Youth & Family Organization in 2003. It previously operated as the national non-profit Young Life from 1986 to 2003. We have effectively served more than 34,000 youth and family members.
Through longstanding partnerships and community collaborators, in addition to school-year programs, we also offer day and overnight camping experiences, and summer trips that offer Newark students and adults subsidized opportunities to get out of the city. Our year-round program focus is designed to promote improved grades and behavior, peak physical health, productive social skills, improved interpersonal behavior, strong moral/spiritual standards, and improved family connections, community involvement, leadership development, internships and volunteerism.