Causes: Human Service Organizations
Mission: A christian outreach to impoverished at-risk youth, their families, and their communities through the operation of kid's club programs, sports camps, a thrift store and community development projects.
Programs: 2014 right stuff ministry overview: in america, 46% of children live in homes without a father present. This condition has alarming effects on our children: 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes 90% of all homeless and runaway children come from homes where the father isn't present 71% of high school dropouts come from homes without a father 85% of youths in prison are from homes where the father was absent 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father in their home 75% of adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers came from fatherless homes right stuff ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry championing the cause of fatherless children in leeds, alabama. We believe that god promises to be a father to the fatherless and that he has a plan and purpose for every child. Psalm 82:3 says, "defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. " with this mandate, our ministry builds impactful relationships with fatherless, at- risk children through weekly outreach opportunities, special events, retreats, discipleship, mentoring and advocacy. In 2014, through the support and partnership of our donors, right stuff ministries was able to: -take a weekly average of 20-25 children to the sunday services at church of the highlands -attend the monthly motion youth services at church of the highlands with approximately 12-15 teens -lead two discipleship groups for the teenagers in our community focused on values and character training -provide 36 fun special outings to parks, skating rinks, movie theaters, swimming pools, and other similar venues -host a retreat for 12 boys, ages 7 - 17, which focused on understanding god's plan and purpose for their lives -provide a weekend trip for 8 kids to smith lake for swimming, fishing, boating and tubing (first time experiences) -host a retreat for 16 girls, ages 7 - 17, which focused on purity and purpose -take 9 kids to the beach for a week (their first time to see the ocean) -sponsor 2 teenagers to attend the motion conference at the bjcc -tour the university of alabama, uab, and auburn university; attend football and basketball games, and tailgate with 5 older boys -help sponsor 4 fatherless boys to attend victory christian school -host a christmas party for the at-risk kids in the community and provide christmas gifts for 25 children -provide benevolence for personal needs of several fatherless children, including new eyeglasses, dental work, haircuts, clothing, and team sports equipment -assist the ministry director's family to foster four of the at-risk kids from the community