To unify and strengthen our communities by facilitating and fostering connections that equip and empower stakeholders, especially our youth, to make positive personal, professional, and societal impact.
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The S.T.R.I.V.E. Initiative (Strengthening Tomorrow Requires Initiative & Vision Everyday), a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Pottstown, PA, was founded by two local residents that are a testament to the power of community connection and defied the odds! The S.T.R.I.V.E Initiative serves as a conduit, linking neighbors, teachers, students, adult community members, and local youth through our flagship program Created For Greatness and several smaller initiatives:
Adolescents and young adults living in economically distressed communities often face overwhelming challenges related to crime, family destabilization, food insecurity, and limited preventative and mental health resources, all culminating to negatively impact their education and ultimately, their future. However, there is hope. Research indicates that these negative environmental challenges are buffered when youth build meaningful connections to people and institutions in their communities.