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Youth Outreach Ministry
Address555 Goffle Road Suite 212
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Legendary coach Jim Valvano once said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person … he believed in me.” Most of the kids we help at Street2Street grow up without anyone to give them that kind of encouragement. Yet we believe they can rise above their circumstances to make a positive impact on their world.
That’s why Street2Street exists to help at-risk kids Play, Belong, and Matter through sports events, mentoring, and personal development. We create leaders who become champions in the game of life.
Street2Street works directly with at-risk kids dealing with…
• Abject poverty: The latest poverty rate for the New York City area was nearly 20 percent.
• Rampant imprisonment: The U.S. still leads the industrialized world in youth incarceration rates.
• Broken homes: Approximately 33 percent of kids under 18 in New York City grow up in fatherless homes.
• Abysmal college attendance: Over 4 out of 10 students in New York City don’t progress beyond high school.
Street2Street helps kids see that they can overcome these obstacles, develop personal character, pursue higher education, and realize their hopes and dreams.
We are working toward the goal, by the year 2020, of impacting 20,000 at-risk kids in 20 urban communities in the United States. We hope you will join us in making this a reality!