…Devonte is an INCREDIBLE young man. He is 1 of 7 children in his family and started coming to Straight Street when he was 11. He began working at age 16 at United to take some burden off his mom. He was a sacker but quickly moved up the ranks to a supervisor position because of his work ethic. He is now 18 and still working at United and two other jobs while attending Vernon College in preparation for completing his degree in Business Management at MSU. He recently moved into his first apartment in Mustang Village and loves spending time raising up others and letting them know that God does have a plan and purpose for every single one of us.
Straight Street is our local mission field. It was birthed out of gang violence, and is creating change in the lives of young people in our community.
The mission and purpose of Straight Street is to provide a SAFE 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.
For our purposes, 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.