STRīV – Another Winter Season of Partnering with OneWarmCoat.org
Orem, UT: STRīV is a transitional living and social/emotional/academic support program for young adults navigating the challenging landscape of independent living. Launching into adulthood can be a struggle, even for some of the brightest emerging adults. In the midst of a global pandemic and social/political unrest, and the road toward independence gets extra bumpy. At STRīV, efforts are made to help students “step outside themselves” to find solid ground through helping others.
This year has been like none other. No explanation is needed. Entering into this holiday season, STRīV’s commitment to their annual coat drive – one of the ways they live their principle of Meaningful Service – was even stronger. Once again, the STRīV team has partnered with One Warm Coat (http://onewarmcoat.org) to help provide winter coats to those in need. It’s a tradition that STRīV looks forward to each year. According to Executive Director Dr. Clark Hammond, “This is a no-brainer. People within our community and in the world at large are suffering. For some, it’s hard enough to feed their families, to pay their rent, to keep their jobs. But when the weather turns cold, there’s a whole new dimension of struggle. Obviously, we can’t alleviate all of these challenges, but we can provide a warm coat. I guess we see it as two-fold: a physical insulator from the cold weather, as well as a symbolic warm hug of emotional support.”
STRīV encourages others, if they can, to contribute to One Warm Coat, or to any other cause of organization that can provide a little hope for others this holiday season. Especially this season.
STRiV (Strive Forward, LLC) is a transitional living and college support program for young adults who have struggled on their journey toward independence. STRiV provides social/emotional/academic support and life-skills development through one-on-one mentoring, Executive Skills coaching, and individual & group therapy within a semi-independent living environment. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah County, STRiV provides supported access to Utah Valley University, myriad vocational programs, unmatched outdoor recreation, and a wide variety of community-based entertainment.