Who We Are
S.T.R.I.V.E. began in 1997 as a Toledo Police Department initiative to reach out to at-risk youth through educational and recreational activities. It evolved into a stand alone nonprofit organization in 2012. Building on the African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child”, S.T.R.I.V.E. uses the power of our community to raise up our youth.
Flo Wormely is the director of the organization. She is extremely passionate about mentoring and is a familiar face to Toledo students of all ages. Her commitment to the future of STRIVE has resulted in an active working board and one annual fundraiser.
Strive provides a safe place for summer activities, which includes mentoring.