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 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 […]
May 08, 2018
My name is Shantisha but everyone calls me Tisha and I have a 15-year-old son named Cameron. We have lived in Charlottesville since he was born and moved to the Prospect area in 2006, approximately 12 years ago. From the moment Cameron was born I always did my best to raise him right, teach him […]
Feb 09, 2018
In honor of National Mentoring Month, we asked STRIVE mentor Luke Juday to reflect on his 3+ years working with 12th grader Redoane. STRIVE matches high school boys with Christian adult male mentors for all four years of high school and the first year post high school.
Jan 20, 2018
As the sun set on January 15, in what has become a beloved annual tradition in Fifeville, a crowd several hundred strong gathered in front of Buford Middle School to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oct 09, 2017
Have you ever met someone who, despite being way younger than you, demonstrated the love of Christ in ways that amazed, humbled, and encouraged you? Cardale, an 11th grader in the STRIVE program, is one of those people for me.