Pottstown students have big dreams.

We help get them there.

Their future and the future of Pottstown depends on their education.

Each year, Pottstown loses the potential of its younger citizens who drop out of school. The loss is felt across many sectors: personal growth, life satisfaction, and health, as well as in civic engagement, the regional economy, and the criminal justice system. We listen to students’ voices to help them overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their dreams.

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Look at What We’ve Accomplished!

157

mentors and volunteers

2800

students reached

3

valuable programs

We’re changing the lives of young people now.

During the previous school years, STRIVE matched 30 trained mentors with middle school students who have common interests. Teachers, students, and mentors fostered these relationships during a 7:50-8:30 a.m. mentoring block and the 5th- 8th grade lunch periods, allowing these young people to develop lasting relationships with caring adults, enhance community connection, and build self-confidence.

Created for Greatness

Created for Greatness is a mentoring program where we work directly with Pottstown youth, focusing on middle school students. We work to build generations of activists who are connected to Pottstown mentors that provide guidance, support, and growth.

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Virtual World Mentors

Virtual World Mentors connects Pottstown Middle School youth with minority professionals with diverse career and life experiences. We look to broaden student’s horizons and showcase successful role models.

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Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a series of events STRIVE hosts to engage the community in dialogue that facilitate connections to bring about positive change.

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Take action!

Do you have career wisdom and life experiences that could help a young person? Consider becoming a mentor to a Pottstown middle school student. All mentors are trained and must pass a background check.

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Take action!

Do you have career wisdom and life experiences that could help a young person? Consider becoming a mentor to a Pottstown middle school student. All mentors are trained and must pass a background check.

Learn more about Mentoring

STRIVE Partners & Sponsors

…and a special thank you to all our donors!

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