About Us

The Steered Straight Mission:

To provide youth with real-life examples of negative consequences that resulted from making poor decisions. We strive to impact the minds of youth to steer their lives in positive ways and encourage them to make positive life-choices. Give kids the ability to develop a sense of understanding about the positive and negative choices in their lives. Reduce the number of youth who end up in the criminal justice system due to making poor decisions.

Our History

Michael DeLeon and Steered Straight Inc. travel the country going to schools to speak with kids about the importance of drugs, bullying, and suicide prevention. Some schools don’t have the proper funding needed for these lessons  we provide. Michael was irritated with this and wanted to find a way to provide schools in need. In 2019 he created Steered Straight Thrift Store where amazing supporters around the country donate items and we sell them in our stores in Murfreesboro, TN. 100% of all our sales provide jobs for formerly incarcerated, those in recovery, and we give the homeless clothing.

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Our Supporters

Our amazing team of dedicated and selfless supporters has enabled us to become a leading expert  in Prevention and Recovery nationwide. It is because of the donations we get all over the country from these amazing people who believe in our cause and want to do everything they can to help in anyway they can that we are able to do the work we do. We created a Recovery Army and began this War on Addiction. Click on the link below to find out how you can help , and become apart of our Recovery Army!!

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The Steered Straight Family

Steered Straight, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing educational programs and materials to youth, families and communities across the country and around the world. We are a 100% Secular organization without any affiliation with any Church, religion, or any other organizations of any kind.

Michael DeLeon:

Founder and CEO

Michael R. DeLeon, a successfully acclimated ex-offender who after nearly 8 years of drug addiction and gang involvement, spent 12 years in state prison and half-way houses for a gang-related homicide. Michael plead guilty in a very emotional and complicated case involving the murder of his own Mother by people tasked to kill him.

Since Michael’s release from prison, he has earned 3 Associates Degrees, a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice and a CADC Educational Certificate.