- Teens living in poverty in the US 18%
- Teens living in poverty in the State of Texas 24%
- Approximately 6,638 of 11-18 year olds in Wichita County 21%
The mission and purpose of Straight Street is to provide a positive Christian environment where at-risk youth can obtain the necessary skills and training needed to mature and discover God’s divine plan for their lives.
The staff and volunteers at Straight Street minister to the total individual:
By providing opportunities for entertainment, exercise, and service.
By offering a safe place to meet and develop healthy relationships, and find help for unhealthy ones.
By assisting youth with supplemental educational resources, and encouraging them to take full advantage of educational and employment opportunities.
By demonstrating Godly principles for living fulfilled lives, and by leading youth to meet and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and friend.
* For our purposes at Straight Street, an “at-risk” youth is a young person between the ages of 11 and 18 years old who is behaving in such a way that if a caring adult does not step into their life with some help, there is a high likelihood they will hurt themselves or someone else.