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Community Conversations

Community Conversations are a series of events STRIVE hosts to engage the community in dialogue that facilitate connections to bring about positive change. These events are meant to empower community voice, develop relationships, enable collaboration and increase social capital of area residents.

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Mentoring Program

Community-Based Mentoring allows young people to develop lasting relationships with caring adults, creating a generation of middle schoolers who are connected to their community, feel a sense of self-confidence and know they are not alone.

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The STRIVE Initiative assemblies incorporate live musical performances, personal stories and Q&A sessions to interact with students. The songs are created by the STRIVE Initiative that emphasize the importance of good character and good judgment.

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STRIVE for Clean Streets

As a community outreach program, we feel community service is one of the most important actions we can take. Not only is it important to give back to the community, it is just as important to set an example for generations to come. 

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My Voice

“My Voice’s” focus is to encourage positive youth development in order to build relationships, teach young people skill-sets needed for a productive and sustainable future and invite them to be active and thoughtful members of their community.

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Message in the Music

“Message in the Music” is an interactive program for youth interested in music. It consists of character and confidence building through artistic activities. Music has been found to boost memory and learning abilities within youth. It also helps to improve critical thinking skills by taking an analytical approach to studying current popular music trends.

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