To provide the young people of Kalamazoo the opportunity to have a one-on-one relationship with a caring Christian adult so that they can be mentored in life skills, character development and the daily living out of the Christian faith.
The name “Merge” comes from the idea that we are taking two individuals who were previously walking separate roads and bringing them together to walk the same road for a stretch of their journey. Much like the road signs you see, the logo indicates the way that “coming together” will help us to move forward in life and in our walk with God.
“There are thousands of fatherless children living in Kalamazoo. I often have young people come up to me in the neighborhoods and ask, 'Are you the guy who can get a mentor for me?'”
Merge Director, Scott McCloughan