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STRYVE Houston

STRYVE Houston


STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) Houston partners with several community organizations—including faith-based organizations, local businesses, and recreation agencies—and adolescent leaders around a common prevention model to address youth violence.

Components of the collaboration follow:

  • Leveraging Existing Partners
  • Integrating New Partners
  • The Current Partnership
  • Infusing the Youth Voice

Promising practices used in the collaboration include:

  • Fostering Win-Win Opportunities
  • Using a Public Health Approach
  • Engaging in Strategic Programming
  • Building Commitment and Motivation
  • Continuously Communicating With Partners
  • Sharing Leadership

The collaboration has learned the following lessons during its work:

  • Engaging Partners
  • Addressing Staff Turnover
  • Sharing Data