Strive Workshop & Research Study

 
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Do you want to:

Figure out how to make ends meet on a student budget? 

Make sure you do not miss out on available scholarships & bursaries?

Stop stressing about money & paying back OSAP?

 
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If so, strive can help.

Apply for the Strive Finesse Your Finances workshop series.  As part of the Strive Squad, you will set personal goals, develop your own plan for success, build your ability to problem solve through hurdles and build momentum. And... you will receive a $180.00 honorarium as well as have the opportunity to win small cash prizes for working on your goals.

 
 

What is the Research Study

Strive & the York University Community Finance Project (YUCFP) recognize how stressful money can be with 47% of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque¹ and 27% of students very stressed out about paying for school², more so than finding a job after graduation or achieving academically.

The York University Community Finance Project (YUCFP) works on community based research to increase the financial capacity and the well-being of financially excluded Canadians.  In 2016, Strive created a new peer to peer ecosystem based approach to helping individuals build financial resiliency.  YUCFP & Strive are excited to pilot this approach with students.  Insights from this work will be used to enhance and build programming that meaningfully helps students build their financial resiliency.  

What does the Research Study involve?

The research study includes 3 main components:

  1. A Finesse your Finances Forum open to all students taking place November 21, 2018

  2. A 6-week workshop series including student mentoring. The series will have two cohorts of 20 students beginning in February. Participant students will be selected via an application process and will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Workshop Series Application

Thank you for your interest in the Strive & YUCFP pilot program.  

 

We are looking for 40 students who want to increase their financial resiliency.  

Successful applicants will participate in the 6 week Strive program and receive a $180 honorarium for full participation.  The Strive program is a facilitated peer to peer program that supports students in setting personal goals, developing a plan for success, building financial problem solving skills and momentum.  Throughout this program students will gain valuable financial skills and knowledge including goal setting, plan development, problem solving, self-advocacy and budgeting.

In exchange, students will be asked to provide ongoing feedback and participate in the program evaluation.

Program details:

Length:
6 weeks + 1 week of orientation prior to the program

Cohort A: 
Wednesdays
1:00-4:00pm

Cohort B:
Wednesdays
6:00-9:00pm

Commitment:
Participation in the 6 week workshop series requires a commitment to attend all six sessions.  


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