The Need : Is Great
Why do we do what we do? Simple - We recognize a need. Our city's young people are consistently bombarded by struggling schools, broken homes, violence, poverty and lack of the Gospel message.
Every day we at STREETS 517 see firsthand many of the damaging consequences of these realities. You see them too–on the nightly news, in the headlines, in statistics, perhaps even in your own community.
54% of African American males in Lansing do not graduate high school
63% of homes in Lansing are single parent homes
Lansing is the 8th most violent city in America under 300,000
Lansing schools fall in the bottom 5% of Michigan schools in testing