About Us

About Crossroads

teaser_03Crossroads was founded in 1995 by Steve Sanborn, a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  The mission of Crossroads is to respond to Pope St. John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in order to establish a Culture of Life.  In answer to that call, Crossroads conducted annual Pro-Life pilgrimages across the United States from 1995 to 2019. Each summer, young adults walked on up to 3 simultaneous pro-life walks across America from Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to Washington, DC.  Walking almost 10,000 miles and through 36 states, these young people converted the hearts and minds of others – at the grass-roots level – by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. Crossroads also conducted Pro-Life walk across Ireland, Australia and Canada, made up of volunteers from those countries.

Our last summer of walking across America was in 2019 (our 25th annual summer in a row). We are now 100% focused on our Crossroads Pro-Life Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to college students at various Catholic universities. Currently, we have scholarships available for students at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ave Maria University. To find out how to apply for scholarships at either of these schools, please contact their respective financial aid departments.

We hope to add additional schools this summer, so please keep checking!