STRīV Celebrates Their Recent College Graduates
Orem, UT: STRīV (Strive Forward, LLC) is a transitional support program for young adults navigating the challenging landscape of independent living and the college experience. Among their recent successes are four college graduates! With an emphasis on celebrating the small victories along the way, seeing progress culminate into this kind of tangible, forever accomplishment is extra special.
Earning a college degree for many STRīV students is a dream come true. Often, students enroll in the program with little confidence, having battled an internal narrative that in one way or another was keeping them stuck. “STRīV was created to help young adults, who are struggling to launch, string together a series of victories and gain positive momentum,” said Dr. Clark Hammond, Co-founder and Executive Director of STRīV. “It’s deeply gratifying to see how their hard work leads to several initial small wins, building toward a stronger sense of self, and major accomplishments.” Many students enroll at STRīV after a series of academic or social failures that can be extremely stifling. With the kind of social, emotional, academic, and life-skills support provided at STRīV, these students can begin to recognize their potential, and develop the skills to move forward more confidently. And sometimes, like these four, graduate from college while in the program.
Earning their degrees is a reflection of the hard work and dedication these students were able to harness, and channel toward achieving their goals. It is also a reflection of the commitment of the supporting cast at STRīV. The mentors, executive skills coach, health & wellness coach, therapists, and the Academics Director all played a significant role in helping these students gain the confidence and skills to join the ranks of “college graduates.”
Jami Adamson, STRīV’s Academic Director, acknowledges that for a small program, celebrating three Associates Degrees and one Bachelor’s Degree is no small feat. “We’re so proud of these students for their accomplishments, It definitely ‘takes a village’ to help them learn the skills and maintain the momentum to cross the finish line. The guidance, support, and motivation provided by the mentors and coaches definitely helped keep the students on-track. But ultimately, each student made the choice to do what it takes, and we couldn’t be more excited for them!”
STRīV is about helping young adults tackle the various challenges of launching into adulthood. With their individualized, collaborative approach to the process, STRīV was able to help these four, hard-working students reach a significant milestone that previously felt unattainable. This is definitely a reason to celebrate!
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.