We believe a student should never feel compromised between their recovery and education.
Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) December 19, 2017
Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) has awarded 39 grants to educational institutions across the country to be used for early stage collegiate recovery efforts and capacity building for students in recovery. TYR selected 32 Seeds of Hope grant recipients (for 4-year institutions) and 7 Bridging the Gap grant recipients (for 2-year institutions), awarding a total of $180,000 for the 2017 grant cycle.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help students get the funding, resources and infrastructure they need to thrive in both their recovery and academic pursuits,” said Stacie Mathewson, founder and CEO of Transforming Youth Recovery. “We believe a student should never feel compromised between their recovery and education.”
This year also marks the first year that community colleges were awarded grants. The Bridging the Gap grant program was initiated in response to TYR’s research study titled Recovery Support in and Around Community College Campuses in the U.S., which found that a mere six community colleges were offering recovery support services.
Funds will be used to create and expand communities and programs that support collegiate students in recovery. In addition to funding, TYR will provide technical assistance to all grantees for three years. TYR commits resources to the creation and publication of capacity building tools, as well as assists with identifying expertise and resources that can be made available to participating institutions.
“The goal is to assist the schools in building a recovery community from the inside out,” said Erin Jones, research partner for Transforming Youth Recovery and Principal, sr4 Partners. “We do this by focusing on community-based assets and mobilizing relationships between individuals, associations and institutions. Our hope is that resources furnished to the schools will result in an invaluable coalition in an effort to expand the national network of collegiate recovery programs.”
2017 Collegiate Grantees
California University of Pennsylvania
Colorado State University
Clayton State University
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Florida International University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Northwest Missouri State University
Santa Clara University
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern Connecticut State University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama
University of California-Irvine
University of Dayton
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Southern Maine
Washington University in St. Louis
West Chester University
University of Tampa
2017 Community College Grantees
Community College of Philadelphia
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Nash Community College
Northampton community college
Santa Rosa Junior College
Southwestern Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College*
Central Piedmont Community College*
Greenfield Community College*
*Received funds in late 2016/early 2017 but not officially as part of this grant cycle.
To learn more or to donate visit transformingyouthrecovery.org.
Transforming Youth Recovery is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit founded by Stacie Mathewson that supports educators, parents, and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life. We work with these communities to increase recovery success for students struggling with addiction.