STRīV Celebrates Its Third Years in Operation
Orem, UT: STRīV is a community-based transitional support program for young adults who are navigating the challenging landscape of independent living and the college experience. STRīV just celebrated its three-year anniversary and continues to gain momentum in helping emerging adults prepare for independence. Reflecting on the past three years, Jon Doebler, Co-founder and Director of Operations at STRīV shared, “Starting a program will always come with its ups and downs. But when I look back on what we’ve been able to accomplish in these past three years, it’s deeply gratifying.”
Dr. Clark Hammond, Co-founder, and Executive Director said, “My favorite part about this is seeing the victories that many of our students haven’t experienced in a long time. From the small improvements to the huge milestones, we love helping students gain confidence and build momentum. Recently, we had a student who had transitioned out of the program text us a copy of his newly earned bachelor’s degree, saying he couldn’t have done it without us. That’s priceless.
STRīV fills a unique space in the young adult transition realm. Their apartment living coupled with mentors, coaches, and therapists allows for a truly individualized approach for each student. Shahara Crist, Co-founder, and Director of Admissions attribute this to at least part of their success. “When a student truly feels heard, seen, and understood, and that we want to build the scaffolding to support their unique needs, they have a sense that we’re in this together; we’re on the same team.”
About STRiV (Strive Forward, LLC) is a transitional living and college support program for young adults who have struggled along 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.