downers grove campus life

Up & Down and All Around
Up & Down & All Around
Join us in a Downers Grove area not-for-profits fund raiser on Sat. Feb 8th. Climb the stairs or walk the atrium in support of Campus Life!
Celebration Banquet - Stories
Their stories
Come and hear their stories at our annual celebration Banquet, Monday the 4th of November at the Abbington located at Rt 53 and Butterfield Rd. 6:30pm
CL Kick-off
Campus Life fall kick-off September 9th. Be there or be the ultimate four square loser!!
GroveFest Youth Stage
Look for Campus Life at the GroveFest Youth Stage June 20-23.

Latest Articles

What is tough? Do we need to be tough? Are we already too tough?

What damage does bullying do?

You could be in the movies!


How many of you were afraid of going to high school? Not me, I couldn’t wait. You have to understand I was a super awkward junior high kid. I was a big time nerd. I spent a lot of time taking apart and repairing anything I could. I also had a hunger for adventure. I spent my summers building elaborate tree forts and exploring the suburban wilderness.

A broken family seems as abnormal as
a robin with no call.
It's a spicy jalapeño pepper
flavorless and dull.

A broken family is as undesired as
a newborn's heart suddenly stopping still.
Or like the sun never rising
over a Tennessee hill.

A broken family sounds as sad as
an owl in the moonlight
or the sharp winter snow in
the gutter, no longer blinding white.

I was in the city, heading to my train when I saw a man standing next to the street begging for money so he could find some place to stay. I stopped, pulled out my manna bag and said here ya go. He said "this is for me?" As I was waiting to cross the street I heard him say, " these are my favorite granola bars!"



STRIVE 2014 is coming. Get YOUR STRIVE on.