Straight Street is an inner-city Youth ministry targeted at ministering in the middle. Many of today’s students are lost in the cracks, forgotten about, feel broken and worthless, or simply feel trapped. Straight Street desires to encounter students where they are at and help them to see the transforming power of Jesus Christ in a real and relevant way. Check out the programs we have for more information as to how you fit in at Straight Street.
- Youth Center The Straight Street Youth Center is where it all began and where most students access services through us for the first time. The Youth Center operates from 6PM- 9PM every Saturday night except on holidays. This offers a safe alternative to the streets for students and is always FREE. We have video games, pool tables, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, table top shuffleboard, basketball, couches to chill on while watching a sports game or chill by a fireplace and talk with friends. We also offer food every Saturday night ranging from nachos to hotdog to chicken wings provided by Buffalo Wild Wings. We close out every Saturday night with a time called Straight Talk where we learn about God and how He relevantly impacts our life. Topics include: proper relationships with others, fighting against fear, taming temptation, destroying doubt and so on.
- Life Hurts God Heals It has been said that hurt is like ice cream, it comes in many flavors and in great variety but it is all still hurt. This small group focuses on dealing with the hurts students face in life everyday. These hurts range from peer abuse, bullying, sexual identity, sexual abuse, and much more. We also work very closely with a local counseling organization, Total Life Counseling, INC., to provide deeper help.
- Community Service Straight Street provides community service for middle school and high school aged students from anywhere in the Roanoke valley. We have become a local resource for the court system. This involves general cleaning at the youth center, cleaning buses and vans, cleaning in the community, maintaining a community garden, or even assisting in bloc parties. Please see attached form for registration, all information is necessary.