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.