WE Got Grit! Strive has always believed in the power of we, and this year especially we all showed our passion, our ability to persevere and we aren’t done yet!
By supporting Strive you support all of our amazing community partners. There is an amazing breadth of people and organizations Strive serves in our day-to-day mission. As the need for organizations and schools dedicated to working with youth, especially those in underserved communities, continues to grow so does the need for Strive's programming.
There is no doubt that 2020 presented Strive with program challenges, but we let our passion speak for itself as we persevered and provided character-driven leadership development, social-emotional learning and culture building programming throughout the pandemic. In an increasingly metric-driven and bottom line-oriented world, Strive’s focus on the human element, like self-awareness and interpersonal skills, has never been more vital.
Even in this unorthodox year, we had nearly 600 program implementation hours, 150+ Curriculum development and program design hours for partner organizations, 1800+ Program participants, and 40+ Schools and organizations participated. There is a ripple effect of the training Strive does with adults, helping them develop the tools to create cultures in which youth can thrive. Through our Culture of Problem Solving trainings, along with other trainings with various partners such as The Teen Warehouse and Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, we trained over 200 adults and estimate that we have impacted approximately 3,000 youth. This ripple effect is allowing Strive to reach more youth than ever before!
We know that times are tough right now. Any amount helps us continue to provide our programming to our partners. Without the support of donors like you, none of Strive’s work would be possible. Most of our partners don’t have the financial resources to cover Strive’s full costs. Our benefactors help bridge this gap. Join us and show that our collective Grit is enough to get us through!
Please consider donating to this year’s Annual Giving Campaign at the Ally ($100), Athlete ($250), Coach($500), or Champion ($1000) level