STRIVE DC runs an innovative effort specifically tailored to prepare DC youth and young adults for leadership roles in the city’s growing economy.  STRIVE DC actively engages young adults in a work experience program where they learn about the importance of, and are assisted in gaining:

-Industry-Certified Credentials

-High School Completion and/or Post-Secondary Education

-Work Experience


-Positive Peer and Adult Networks and Mentors

Perhaps, the most important part of STRIVE DC’s Youth Leadership Initiative is peer influence.  All participants take part in programs and activities designed to reach their peers with a message about the importance of life, freedom and future economic opportunity.