A Mini Campus For Inner City Youth

In an academy-par learning environment & facility, we provide exemplary academic and guidance resources to children, youth and their families in the Watts community of Los Angeles. Exalting and sanctuarial, Strive is a safe haven for kids from the thorny issues and extra challenges they face on these streets, in their schools, and too frequently in their homes every day.

Strive is an anti-poverty program.  The message we convey to our students so they break the pattern of poverty or avoid it altogether is:
Healthy behavior – a willing attitude – then Academics.




As we enter our 26th year, it is an exciting time of growth and development here at Strive.  Follow our news feed for updates from our Founder Jim Tetreau.

Servicios Para la Familia

Family Services

Para realizar nuestra meta de ayudar a familias criar jovencitas y caballeros que son educados e independientes con buenos modales, el personal de Strive reconoce que necesitamos ser un recurso para los padres de familia tanto como para sus hijos. Hacia esta meta, nos esforzamos en ser un vínculo efectivo entre las escuelas de nuestros estudiantes, sus maestros y sus familias.  

To achieve our goal of helping families raise educated, independent, well-mannered young ladies and gentlemen, the staff at Strive recognize that we need to be a resource for parents and families as much as for their children.  Toward this end, we work to be an effective link between the schools our students attend, their teachers and their families.