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WELCOME TO STR8 UP
113 South Main Ave. Lake Placid ,FL 33852
ABOUT US: STR8 UP MINISTRY is a non- denominational faith- based community youth center. It is the vision of Sammy and Dana Telesco, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The STR8 UP Youth House is a safe place for middle and high school age young people to come and learn about Jesus, get academic help and enjoy athletics and much more, all under the guidance of mentors and tutors.
VISION : STR8 UP Youth Ministry's vision is to see the youth of Highlands County experience the love of God, the support of their community, and become faithful followers of Jesus and to lead others to Him.
MISSION : STR8 UP Youth Ministry exists to invest in the lives of our youth for the purpose of leading them to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
STRATEGY: Our Christ- centered ministry seeks to provide a safe haven for our youth, physically, emotionally and socially. We believe a safe environment allows them the freedom to spread their wings in a setting where Christian principals are modeled and applied.
Programs: Program strategy is based on coordinating community mentors to invest in the holistic growth of each youth. Mentors must pass a background check.
- Spiritual development through appropriate biblical instruction.
- Academic development thorough tutoring/ homework assistance and scholastic activities.
- Artistic development through exposure to the arts by local artists using varied mediums.
- Athletic development through sports/ recreation and support for local school athletic programs.
- Life skills development through educational ad mentoring experiences.
- Career development through educating youth on various career opportunities, internships and job placement.