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Who We Are

S.T.R.I.V.E. was founded in 1997 and was established as a (501c 3) non-profit organization in 2012. It is dedicated to youth programs which promotes the advancement of youth. The S.T.R.I.V.E. Program was originally established to assist High School students with tutoring in proficiency (Math, Science, and Social Studies) testing areas (now OGTs).

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote education, physical fitness, and social development in partnership with law enforcement and educators as mentors.


“We can’t wait for Brains and Body to start every summer. It is the best program ever”.– - Jordan and Jacob Spears McTigue Elementary - Grades 6 & 3
“The S.T.R.I.V.E. Program helped me achieve my educational goals. From study skills and test taking strategies, they helped me master all of it. The teachers are awesome! They made learning creative and fun. Taking those two weeks out of my summer was one of the best things I could’ve done to further my education.”– - Summer Gibson, Bowsher High School, Class of 2014
“I have two sons that participated in Brains and Body. One of my sons had limited social skills. This school year, for the first time, he has friends and has no behavior issues with all A’s in both first and second quarters. On top of that he also lost weight. My other son looks forward to Brains and Body every year and starts talking about it long before summer begins. Both my son are excelling in math and science.”– - Tonielle Matthews, Parent of Brains and Body participants
“I did it! I did it! I got my diploma at the fierce age of 39. Baby this Diva Rocks! STRIVE Rocks!!”– - Consulea Martin, Bowsher High School Graduate, Class of 2015
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