Beat the Streets, Inc

Rating: 5 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Crime & Law

Location: P.O. Box 2232 Antioch CA 94531 USA

Mission: To empower young adults with adequate resources to achieve educational and professional goals

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beat the streets was a important component in my life I was lost and confused on the streets doing lord knows what until I met this lady we called her Mrs Tracey she took me in like a son an helped me beat the streets by helping with resumes, job info, knowledge about life etc... I can say because of this organization I am a full time employee and a college student and I literally beat the streets this organization is truly a blessing and I highly recommend it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to be affiliated and a volunteer and supporter of this non-profit through out the years since its beginning. Because of the hardwork of its founders and board members young men and women are afforded a alternate opportunity to reach beyond the streets and seek knowledge and mentor ships for a better future. Keep up the good work.

Reverend R. V. Washington Sr.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the clergy, it is vital and essential to provide resources to individuals who seek to better themselves, develop skills and get education and training necessary to become a productive and functional part of our society. Beat the streets Inc. has been such a organization. I have known the founder of this organization for over 20 years, and I can attest to her tenacity and dedication to helping others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a result of the outreach program of this organization many young people in our community have been able to develop a plan for their future and increase their knowledge and skills.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

Its amazing to see how much passion Tracys has for the kids in the communities we serve. Her vision, mission and goals are on target as she press each year to see a child go to college and beyond. Praise to Beat the Streets.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The best thing about social media is picking up where you left off with childhood friends that you haven't seen in years. What's even nicer is learning that your friend is running a worthy non-profit for the betterment of the community. It all starts with great leadership, and Tracy Tate has the skills. I wish I could support her more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Tate and designing Beat the Streets first website back in 2005, so I was able to witness the organization helping young adults in the community with their educational goals, living skills and most of all giving them hope for a better future. It's a good feeling of security to know that we have community organizations and leaders like Tracy out there who's looking out for the best interest of the kids, helping them get back into school and on the right track. Beat the Streets programs has been very successful in connecting with and helping young adults in the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned Beat the Streets from my AP Manager - Tracy Jones. She started this because of having a son, she wants only the BEST for him. Like any other parent, they would like their children to spend their time wisely and fruitfully. Keeping them busy with other tasks of helping other youths or young adults or honing their very own skills. There are a lot of things that these young children can do and accomplish by staying in an organization like Beat the Streets. There is always room for growth and the organization is not stopping in being innovative or thinking of ways and means to reach out to young adults and youths who may be becoming distracted or out of focus. In several chitchats with Tracy, they are planning to have like a computer center, where All Young Adults are welcome to learn basic computer skills. More Power to Beat the Streets! Keep It Up!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Beat the Streets, Inc. is an amazing organization and having known Tracy for several years, they have a great leader in driving our youth to success. It's an important cause to invest in our youth because they will be tomorrow's leaders and this organization does everything possible to help them get there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is my esteem pleasure to support this organization for the dedication I see by a passionate Director to better serve her community. Kids are the future and investing towards their success yields high returns.


Maurice

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started Beat the Street, Inc. in 2005 as a way to reach my neighborhood youth to give them something to do other than hanging on the streets, hence the name. It started simply with group activities and shared meals. Through mentoring, I gained the trust of the youth who began asking me for help with homework, job applications, resumes, etc. It was the youth that defined our services as they are today; educational, employment and life skills.

Where most organizations stop providing assistance to youth after the age of 18 or 21, our services are designed to reach the young adults who have adult responsibilities and don’t know where to turn to get the answers they need. We also provide assistance to locate resources that are not provided by our organization. We want to ensure our youth and young adults have the support and access to resources they need to be successful.

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Beat the Streets is a resource center for young adults in the areas of education, employment and life skills. We mentor & tutor youth to prevent them from dropping out and aid in achieving a high school education. We assist with resume preparation and interview skills for job seeker, as well as provide education and/or resource locations on life skills with parenting, tax preparation, etc. We are neighborhood based and would look forward to branching out within the community We offer services online via our web page with links to scholarship information and job opening.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The increase in students who has contacted the organization for help with college selection and resume preparation

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have them relocate to an open space to centralize their accessibity to the entire community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the flexibility of offering services online and one-to-one services

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

eager to help

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become a global organization

Ways to make it better...

there was an on-site facilty

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

with adequate funding, Beat the Streets can partner with other oommunity organizations to help more at risk youth achieve diplomas and employment

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The amount of work and dedication that the Beat the Streets team provides for their cause is truly amazing. I have known Tracy Jones for several years now and her dedication, hard work and loyalty to the cause is absolutely unparalleled. She fights tirelessly for the youth of her community through the Beat The Streets program and many success stories can be credited to this amazing non-profit.

Beat the Streets has identified several necessary, basic resources that are unfortunately not made available to all families. For example, not every family is fortunate enough to have a computer at home to use for school assignments, college applications or job searches (all of which are crucial for the success of a young adult). Computers and computer training are just one part of the vital program at Beat The Streets.

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