S.T.R.E.E.T. is an acronym for our afterschool and summer program for teens.

  • Survival: We provide immediate support to help them survive.
  • Trust: We build relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
  • Resources: We provide the resources they need.
  • Education: We provide education and opportunities to rebuild self-esteem.
  • Empowerment: We empower them to move forward.
  • They: The results. They become productive and positive role models for their peer group and neighborhood.

S.T.R.E.E.T.’s goal is to eliminate barriers in our communities that expose underserved boys (age 10-17) to the inequities of life. The program is structured to eliminate racial barriers and stigmas that have a negative influence. We work to reduce risk factors in targeted neighborhoods, such as the north side of Kalamazoo. By using a trauma-focused approach, we provide services for boys who are academically, socially, or emotionally delayed, experience behavioral/mental health problems as a reflection of vulnerabilities in the communities in which they live, and work to decrease underage drinking and drug use among these adolescents.


Youth residing in the city of Kalamazoo, ages 10 – 17.


Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

For more information about the program or to refer a student, please contact the S.T.R.E.E.T. Center at (269) 276-0688.


The S.T.R.E.E.T. Afterschool Program aims to provide the resources and support that teens need to be successful in school and in life.