94% of Students indicate that connectedness improves their academic performance
Sense of security and comfort | Increased motivation | Increased retention
The presence or absence of a nurturing
environment during childhood alters brain development.
The Lifeline Impact
the Lifeline difference during the pandemic
"no significant learning happens without a significant relationship"
- Dr. James P. Comer
Connection Primes Learning
There is a misperception that education is the only primary element youth need to prepare for success in life.
The research completed and reported by Dartmouth in Hardwired to Connect states that there is a scientific case for the need for Authoritative Communities which are groups that live out the types of connectedness that our children increasingly lack.
This is primarily accomplished by providing committed relationships over time with youth who model what it means to be a good person and live a good life.
The report states, as we have experienced, that with these relationships, learning can be engaged and sustained to lead to a life of meaning and success.
Research shows that youth participation in quality out-of-school time programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits, as well as reductions in behavior problems among disadvantaged students.
high schoolers' average length of time with lifeline
Annual youth served of 463 Club Signups
Annual Camp Attendance of 135 Students
Weekly Meals Served
Lifeline is a full-cycle of engagement ministry that provides a safe,
family-like atmosphere for youth from 3rd-12th grade.
While at club, youth can enjoy a variety of activities: gym time, games, tutoring and the friendship of others. They receive a Bible lesson and participate in a small group interaction as it relates to the lesson. Club members also get the opportunity to earn points redeemable for prizes. Prizes can be anything from a bag of Takis up to Bikes. It all depends on how motivated they are.
Serving Elkhart's youth by providing caring role models, teaching life skills, developing student leaders, and demonstrating the love of God to see lives transformed.
2721 Prairie Street, Elkhart, IN 46517
P.O. Box 73
Mon - Fri Office Hours: 10am- 6pm