Strive for Strength Retreat

Strive for Strength is a youth-led local non-profit. Our High-School board comes together and hosts a one-day retreat to educate the youth of our community about different topics, ranging from mental health to peer relationships. Every year focuses on a different 'theme,' this year's being self-empowerment. We started in 2007 as a teen-led organization to educate, empower, and inform young girls, but have since branched out to all genders to help as many people as we can.

Join us via Zoom (code sent once registered)
Saturday, April 16th, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open to everyone ages 12-18
Free Event!

Special Guest Speakers

Shawn Harper grew up in poverty on the south side of Columbus with a stuttering problem and several learning disabilities. He was bullied and then bullied others. He drank alcohol and used drugs. When he ranked last in his high school graduation class, he knew that all the odds were against him. In time and with the kind of support that caring teachers and coaches offer, he overcame everything that could have kept him down. He earned a college degree, played in the NFL, became a national public speaker, and now runs a multi-million-dollar business. He also recently became an author.

His unique perspective gives teen an alternative way to handle the issues and challenges in their academic and personal lives. His mission is to leave students inspired and motivated to achieve what they have considered impossible.

Carrie Grace is a former teacher turned Motivational Speaker. She has travelled all over the U.S. spreading joy and kindness to comapnies, colleges, sororities, schools, and many more! She's on a mission to help others leave the world better than they found it. At the end of the day, she just love to encourage anyone who crosses her path. Her talk touch on a universal topic that we all face in our lives: Rejection. She covers what happens when we get rejected, why it takes us so long to overcome certain rejections and how to build up a rejection muscle to get back up and try again. She's been featured on major press outlets including: USA TODAY, Huffington Post, and His Radio.

How to Register

The link to register will be available in our Instagram bio (@s4strength), on our Google Classroom page (by4jdb4), and through this link.