ABOUT US
Welcome to Straight Ahead Ministries!
Straight Ahead Ministries is an international organization dedicated to seeing the lives of youth at risk transformed through faith and relationship.
 
Straight Ahead began with a single Bible study in a juvenile detention center in New England over twenty-five years ago.  No one, including founders Scott and Hanne Larson, could have predicted the unprecedented growth of the organization that has impacted a generation of young people.   Today Straight Ahead is an international organization at work in 19 states and 5 countries, with materials in use in 35 countries.  Over 25,000 young people have been reached.
 
Straight Ahead offers a way for young people who are looking for a new way to go.  Staff, volunteers and affiliates facilitate Bible discussion groups, PROMISE recovery groups and Ready4Life character development trainings in juvenile detention centers, offering opportunities for kids to discover new ways of thinking and living.
 
The work continues in the community through reentry programs like Lynn Reentry and Worcester Aftercare that provide educational opportunities, job readiness training and resources for young people in transition from lock-up to independence.    Social ventures like Creating Hope Apparel, Straight Up Café and The New You employ and empower youth, giving them opportunities to develop marketable skills.
 
After twenty five years of successful experience, Straight Ahead has beome a leading juvenile justice resource center, offering a Master’s degree in Juvenile Justice Ministries through Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree through Gordon College, along with education and training for anyone interested in juvenile justice ministry.


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    WORCESTER Last week, Oscar Benitez and his peers served up appetizers for a local event in their honor.

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    Volunteers make our world go 'round! Deb Carroll just stopped in to pick up some more books to share with kids at Westboro Reception. Thanks, Deb, for all that you do!


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    Great article on our Straight2Work program in Worcester Magazine


    Worcester program puts struggling youth Straight2Work - Worcester Mag
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    In his own words, Oscar Benitez had been "a mess-up my whole life." Gangs and drugs were his way of life for most, if not all, his teen years. Home for muc

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    Improved living conditions in juvenile prison, thanks to generous donors from America, Finland and Ukraine. Straight Ahead staff, volunteers and youth installed over 80 new windows installed and efficient lighting and freshly painted rooms and corridors.

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    Kremenchuk, Ukraine

    Improved living conditions in juvenile prison, thanks to generous donors from America, Finland and Ukraine. Straight Ahead staff, volunteers and youth installed over 80 new windows installed and efficient lighting and freshly painted rooms and corridors.

  • Kremenchuk, Ukraine...

    Straight Ahead Ministries posted a photo:

    Kremenchuk, Ukraine

    Improved living conditions in juvenile prison, thanks to generous donors from America, Finland and Ukraine. Straight Ahead staff, volunteers and youth installed over 80 new windows installed and efficient lighting and freshly painted rooms and corridors.