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Boys

Jan 20, 2019

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we asked STRIVE mentor Jerry Maynard, Jr. to reflect on his 3+ years working with 12th grader Cardale Emmery. STRIVE matches high school boys with Christian adult male mentors for all four years of high school and the first year post high school. Over those 5 years they build a relationship, create and […]

Dec 31, 2018

When you give to Abundant Life, you make an investment, trusting God to use us to spread the Gospel, empower Prospect families and better our community. Your financial gifts help us support our neighbors, like the Torres-Guzman family. In 2015, Benny, Adelina, and their two sons moved into a new Habitat for Humanity duplex next to our White House. One […]

Oct 23, 2018

For the sixth straight fall, STRIVE students and mentors descended on Watermarks Camp in Scottsville for an overnight retreat on October 12-13. Because of STRIVE’s reliance on one-on-one relationships, the annual retreat is not only a great way for mentoring pairs to bond with each other, but with other members of the program, as well. […]

Aug 18, 2018

I am Hannibal Reid Jr, a college student at Old Dominion University, proud and successful member of Abundant Life, and a believer in the Abundant Life process. I was initially introduced to Abundant Life through STRIVE and was fortunate to have two awesome mentors, Jed Metge and Chris Stine. I remember feeling blessed to have […]

Jun 26, 2018

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rashard Davis returned to his hometown of Charlottesville and sat down with us for an interview about his time in Abundant Life. Little did he know that we had a big surprise for him.    Photo and video credit: Laura […]

Jun 20, 2018

On June 13, STRIVE students, mentors, their families, and Abundant Life board members came together at Trinity Presbyterian Church for the program’s annual End of the Year Banquet. Following a delicious meal catered by Wayside Chicken, students and mentors took turns sharing the student’s goals and accomplishments from the year, allowing those gathered to celebrate […]

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