What is Strive?

YWCA Strive for Teens is a program that addresses chronic poverty, unemployment, and underemployment. YWCA Strive for Teens supports teenagers (ages 13 - 19) in developing technical skills, interpersonal skills, emotional awareness, and self-efficiency necessary to become effective leaders, responsible entrepreneurs, and social innovators of the future.

Goals for Our Clients

  • Gain and maintain meaningful employment
  • Mitigate the impacts of trauma and adversity in their personal lives
  • Achieve and maintain financial stability

What We Teach

During their time with Strive for Teens, students will learn a plethora of skills that will start them on a pathway toward success in the workforce, including, but not limited to:
  • Resume and Cover Letter Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • and more!

Classes We Offer

-9 Class Courses

A Strive instructor will teach 9 classes, during which she will cover:

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Financial Literacy
  • Tax Prep
  • Interview Prep & Mock Interviews
  • Professional Etiquette and language
  • Google Suite & Indeed

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Potential Sponsorship

The YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia hopes to extend our cohort mission of the Strive for Teens Program through our 21-county footprint. it is the mission of the Strive for Teens Program to build strong communities into the next generation through strong partnerships and empowerment.

Would you like to sponsor our program?

We are looking for financial partnership through community partners in finance, secondary education, digital skills, human resources, community service, food service, retail, trade skills, among others. If you are interested in a partnership or would like more information, please inquire below!

Click here to inquire about a partnership!


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