Streets Ministries

Engage. Encourage. Equip.

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Streets Ministries prepares to help 'pick up the pieces' after pandemic When Alvin Mims walked through the doors of Streets Ministries for the first time, when he was 8 or 9 years old, he was looking for help with school, and reading in particular.

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Equipping for Life — Streets Ministries Nearly 43% of kids in Memphis live in poverty – the worst in the country.

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Engaging Relationships Memphis leads the nation in "disconnected youth."

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STREETS Ministries combines play and empowerment in The Heights STREETS Ministries empowers Heights youth to reach for their best selves. That support starts inside their multi-purpose space that's part gym, part choir room, part Sunday school and all love.

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Awesome Project: STREETS Ministries uses data to diversify funding streams | ioby For faith-based community organizations, fundraising can pose particular opportunities and challenges. Megan Klein, Chief Development & Communications Officer at STREETS Ministries in Memphis, puts it this way: “It’s heaven and hell all together.” STREETS was founded in 1987 and provides wraparound services to at-risk, low-income kids to help them reach their full potential. While the … Continue reading Awesome Project: STREETS Ministries uses data to diversify funding streams →

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STREETS Partners with the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation - Choose901 STREETS has been doing amazing work in Memphis since Ken Bennett founded it in 1987.  Since then over 1,200 students per week from all around Memphis have been empowered to live full lives focused on pursuing God, excellence in their education, and a killer jump shot.  Choose901 got a chance to ask Caitlin Bomar, STREETS

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Get Involved: Streets Smarts Seeking Volunteers - Choose901 Streets Ministries is an organization that encourages and empowers youth in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Memphis to seek success through various educational, athletic, and mentoring programs. STREETS has a fully staffed team but is also largely volunteer based. One of STREETS' branches is Street Smarts, an after-school program that connects volunteers with 2nd grade students

Our Mission

STREETS Ministries, through the love of Jesus Christ, engages, encourages and equips youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose.


Our Impact

Take a look at the difference STREETS made in the lives of hundreds of members we served in 2017 and our plan for strategic growth and development in the years to come.


Our History

In 1987, God called Ken Bennett to a life of service in one of the most desperate neighborhoods in Memphis. With the firm conviction that the only path to true and enduring change was through the hope found in Jesus Christ, Ken began Streets Ministries with only a van, a basketball, and a heart to trust God on a daily basis. Today STREETS operates in two Memphis locations with the help of a wide array of partners. Now, nearly three decades later, STREETS serves nearly 400 students a day providing opportunities and resources to help them find their path to academic, spiritual and physical achievement.

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Streets Ministries
STREETS Ministries combines play and empowerment in The Heights STREETS Ministries empowers Heights youth to reach for their best selves. That support starts inside their multi-purpose space that's part gym, part choir room, part Sunday school and all love.

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Streets Ministries
Awesome Project: STREETS Ministries uses data to diversify funding streams | ioby For faith-based community organizations, fundraising can pose particular opportunities and challenges. Megan Klein, Chief Development & Communications Officer at STREETS Ministries in Memphis, puts it this way: “It’s heaven and hell all together.” STREETS was founded in 1987 and provides wraparound services to at-risk, low-income kids to help them reach their full potential. While the … Continue reading Awesome Project: STREETS Ministries uses data to diversify funding streams →

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Streets Ministries
STREETS Partners with the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation - Choose901 STREETS has been doing amazing work in Memphis since Ken Bennett founded it in 1987.  Since then over 1,200 students per week from all around Memphis have been empowered to live full lives focused on pursuing God, excellence in their education, and a killer jump shot.  Choose901 got a chance to ask Caitlin Bomar, STREETS

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Streets Ministries
Engaging Relationships Memphis leads the nation in "disconnected youth."

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Streets Ministries
Streets Ministries prepares to help 'pick up the pieces' after pandemic When Alvin Mims walked through the doors of Streets Ministries for the first time, when he was 8 or 9 years old, he was looking for help with school, and reading in particular.