It All Started Because Students Cared

About Us

Collision started in 2008 when a group of students from Lincoln High School saw the brokenness of others around them (self-harm, violence, self-esteem, etc.) They asked John Glasser, Collision President and Founder, to help them start a movement inside their school where they could make a positive impact by caring and sharing Jesus with peers. Today, this student-led movement has multiplied into thousands of positive connections inside and outside school walls. Countless relationships continue to be formed leading to positive life-changing moments.

Our Vision 

Connecting and empowering students to ignite the hope of Jesus Christ everywhere.

What We Believe

Collision is an organization that is for, not against. We value all people from every walk of life. We will always respect others, their opinions and where they are in their life journey. We will always listen first. We show we care before we share.

What We Do

Food is the universal language. Gathering around food can be a great place to spark a friendship. Each month, the Collision team provides the resources for students to connect in a variety of positive ways, many times around food, including

  • Collision Cafes and Connection Lunches
  • Student mentoring and leadership training
  • School assemblies
  • Special events and conferences
  • Student Discipleship Making Groups – hundreds of weekly small group meetings of 6-10 students meet around the area where Biblically-based, Collision developed curriculum is used to build vision, guide discussions,  experience loving accountability, practice sharing the gospel, study the Bible, and set goals to multiply the group. Our goal is to have 2000 Disciple Making Groups by 2020.

Meet the Collision Team

The Collision team is a melting pot of Christ-following individuals that are excited about the potential that exists in every middle and high school student. Each one of them has his or her unique life story of overcoming adversity and is dedicated to sharing hope and encouraging today’s youth to never give up and that anything is possible.

Adult Staff

Student Campus Staff

Board of Directors

“Before Collision I struggled with depression and suicide, but because God used Collision in my life, I found purpose through Jesus Christ.” -Roosevelt High School Student

3815 S. Western Avenue Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

Incorporation:  First Priority of Sioux Falls, DBA Collision     EIN:  26-3765706