Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

USM Partnership with STRIVE U

STRIVE U Class 2011

STRIVE U Class of 2011

What is STRIVE U?

STRIVE U provides post-secondary education and training to young adults with developmental disabilities in the realms of residential, employment, and community skills with the goal of enabling its graduates to live and work as full community members with maximum independence, productivity, and dignity.

USM STRIVE U Certificate Program

Going beyond the classroom creates an extended learning environment. Being involved creates connections that promote students in achieving their maximum The University of Southern Maine, as the post-secondary partner with STRIVE U, has developed a certificate program to support the post-secondary transitional needs of the STRIVE U students.

The major goals of this certificate program include:

  • Introducing STRIVE U students to the range of post-secondary learning opportunities available to support their interests. Such opportunities include those within USM (credit and non-credit courses), the community colleges, other post-secondary colleges/universities and adult education programs in the area and surrounding communities.

  • Assisting STRIVE U students in understanding themselves as learners in preparation for lifelong learning.

  • Assisting students in developing an educational plan that will reflect their lifelong learning pursuits.

  • Introducing STRIVE U students to campus resources such as the library, gym, bookstore, campus center, etc.

  • Assisting STRIVE U students in developing the skills and supports to evaluate learning opportunities in relationship to their individual skills, interests and abilities.

  • Assisting STRIVE U students in building rich and fulfilling personal and professional lives.

  • Providing current USM degree students, both graduate and undergraduate, opportunities to mentor, coach, and teach STRIVE U students.

USM STRIVE U Curriculum

Learn more about the USM STRIVE U Curriculum.

USM STRIVE U Mentor Program

Learn more about the USM STRIVE U Mentor Program.

STRIVE U on YouTube!

View this great promo for STRIVE U made by students in USM's Media Studies program!

For more information about the STRIVE U program please visit their website at: www.pslstrive.org/striveu.


STRIVE U Class 2007

STRIVE U Class of 2007