Nearly 43% of kids in Memphis live in poverty – the worst in the country. We believe that a firm spiritual foundation, a safe, positive environment and caring adults invested in their lives are what students need most to achieve their God-given potential.
67% of students living in poverty & reading below grade level in 3rd grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
STREETS Smart 2nd graders reading on grade level, increased from 3% to 49% in one school year.
In 2016, nearly 90% of Streets Seniors graduated from High School outpacing their peers at similar urban schools.
“My favorite part so far is learning about challenges my mentee faces and how he has a plan to overcome these challenges. I’m so impressed by him and his attitude and plan for his life.”
Dan Weddle, Mentor
President, ProTech Systems