Breakaway Outreach is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization turning the tide of delinquency and poverty one child at a time by serving at-risk youth, under-served children, and urban communities through justice ministries, inner-city outreach, and global mobilization.
Our MISSION is to turn the tide of delinquency and poverty one child at a time by empowering young people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Our VISION is that every young person has the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel, that they are afforded resources for holistic growth, and that they discover transformational mentoring relationships that help them become responsible contributors to society.
Children and teenagers make up half of the world’s population, yet as little as 10% of mission efforts are currently directed toward them.
Together, we can change this trend, mobilize communities, restore lives, and reach the next generation with the Gospel. Contact us to find out how you can partner with us and help shape eternity in the hearts of gospel-destitute young people.
Some of our programs include neighborhood outreach for low-income communities, after school programs, mentoring initiatives, summer camps for prisoners' kids, adventure trips for inner-city students and under-served children, juvenile detention center ministry, and urban outreach.
Breakaway Outreach was founded by Jimmy and Cindy Larche. In 1987, Jimmy encountered the life-changing hope of the Gospel in a Florida juvenile detention center when he was 16-years old and experienced new life as a result of transformational mentoring relationships. After rebounding from a childhood of abandonment and abuse, he dedicated his life to helping youth in crisis find a way out of their waywardness and hopelessness. Read Jimmy's leadership blog and get his book "13-Foot Coffins" here.
In 1996, Breakaway began as a small Bible study in a juvenile detention center and has since grown into a global movement based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Breakaway pilots the National Network of Juvenile Justice Ministries and is the catalyst for the E3 Urban Leadership Initiative, a commission to engage, equip, and empower the next generation of urban youth leaders, multiplying gospel-centered justice movements in cities around the globe.
We are a growing alliance of like-minded ministries, churches, and organizations around the globe, providing urban leadership training, networking conferences, resource development, mentoring initiatives, juvenile justice ministry training, reentry solutions, and inner-city outreach models.
Our passion is to see young people experience eternal hope, a genuine relationship with Christ, and empowerement to lead transformational lives. We believe God has a plan and a destiny for every child, and we hope to inspire children to dream beyond their circumstances, excel despite their disadvantages, and reach their fullest God-given potential.