Who We Are
We are a ministry focused on reaching juvenile offenders while incarcerated and when they return to their communities. Through affiliates and our own outreach, we provide Bible studies in more than 200 juvenile facilities in over 10 states and operate mentoring and job training programs and have a faith-based independent living program in Massachusetts. Internationally, we have outreaches in Ukraine and have affiliate ministries in Canada and Nigeria.
To create an international movement whereby every juvenile offender has the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel and grow in his or her relationship with Jesus Christ.
· Every juvenile institution opened to ministry;
· Every juvenile offender given the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel;
· Every Christian called to juvenile offender ministry trained;
· Every believing juvenile offender offered discipleship.
Types Of Activity
Bible studies in juvenile institutions. Mentoring, tutoring and job training for aftercare. Discipleship homes for aftercare. Straight Ahead Academy, a faith-based independent living program. Resources for operating effective ministry to juvenile offenders. Training for those interested in working with juvenile offenders.
MA, ME, CT, RI, NH, NJ, GA, NE, MN, IA, CO, Ukraine, Canada, Nigeria.
Our magazine (newsletter)We have a quarterly newsletter, Straight Talk, available for those interested in juvenile justice ministry.
Books we have publishedWe have Bible study manuals available in English for American and international use, and in Russian. Discipleship booklets, books on working with at-risk youth,and books by our President Dr. Scott Larson are also available. We also have books for young people to help them come to faith and to grow in their faith.Prices vary and can be found on our website.
About Our Prison Ministry
Straight Ahead ministries is faith-based, prayer-centered, local church oriented, non-denominational Christian ministry. We desire to assist the local church to train and equip volunteers to come alongside youth as Bible study leaders in juvenile jails, mentors, tutors and in a host of other roles where kids need positive adults in the community.
Organizations who may want to become affiliates in institutional ministry or members of our Aftercare Discipleship Home Association, as well as staff members. All of our programs are funded by donations. Financial support is greatly appreciated.