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Collaboration Purpose

Collaboration Purpose

The aims of STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) Houston are to:

  • Create a collective vision and prevention plan to change existing norms related to youth violence in five “super neighborhoods” in Houston, Texas: Greater Old Spanish Trail/South Union, Minnetex, South Acres/Crestmont Park, South Park, and Sunnyside;
  • Increase the involvement of young people, 10-24 years old, in targeted neighborhoods through employment programs; organizational partners; and programs at parks, schools, out-of-school organizations, apartment complexes, and community colleges;
  • Implement at least two comprehensive evidence-based youth violence prevention programs;
  • Coordinate data systems to measure community-level indicators associated with youth violence; and
  • Build the capacity of key partners and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) to be leaders in youth violence prevention.