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Our Story 

Our Story 

Welcome to GRITTY UNIVERSITY

Welcome to GRITTY UNIVERSITY

One in four first-generation college students are not graduating college! This is alarming to say the least. Can you imagine being the first in your family to attend college, and navigating the college process virtually with little family support? Certainly, families are not doing this intentionally. We firmly believe if they could do more, they would do more. However, it is easy to see how a student in this situation could lose faith and get discouraged about attending college, let alone graduating.

 

More than ever, our students need practical information that they can implement today, to help them overcome their obstacles. As first-generation college students, Ron and Rodney understand your students’ plight. Together, the twins have created a mobile learning lab to support your students. Welcome to Gritty University! With an intense focus on mental strength and a “Gritty Mindset” GU’s main goal is to provide students the cognitive tools and resources needed to succeed personally, academically and professionally. 

 

The Pillars of GRITTY UNIVERSITY

 

  • Personal Awareness-The ability to appreciate one’s own personality; including strengths, weaknesses, motivations, emotions, and beliefs, and how they impact behavior. 

 

  • Personal Management-capacity a student has to identify and take responsibility for their emotions and actions in various environments. Personal management is the ability to be accountable for the choices that are made. 

 

  • Influential Decision Making-The student’s ability to evaluate positive and negative consequences and is concerned for the well-being of him/herself and others. 

 

  • Building Relationships-The student’s ability to develop strong and healthy connections with others.  The ability to clearly and effectively communicate, listen to, and collaborate with others. 

 

  • Social-Responsibility-The student’s ability to understand and respond to the needs of others  The capacity to empathize with peers from all cultural backgrounds.

 

Gritty U PArtnerships

Gritty U PArtnerships

GRITTY U Services

GRITTY U Services

  • Keynote Address - A keynote address is ideal for a conference or event where one of our team members will speak for 30-60 minutes that will inspire your students! Guaranteed! 

 

  • Workshop - A workshop is a one and a half to a three-hour presentation given at your institution. These can occur as a stand-alone or a series based on your needs.

 

  • Seminar - A seminar is a half-day interactive presentation that lasts three to six hours. All seminars include a handbook for students for small group work to ensure personal and professional growth during the session. A seminar can occur as a stand-alone or as a series.

 

  • Conferences - We will create a one day to a three-day conference based on your group's needs. We find speakers, design the sessions and manage the logistics of the conference based on your vision.

 

  • Coaching - A member from our team will conduct individual or small group coaching for your students to help them achieve their academic or personal goals.

 

Bonus Services for Students 

 

  • GRITtv- this YouTube channel will provide students with raw and authentic stories that will inspire students from all backgrounds to push past adversity and recognize that the world is their opportunity. (Coming Soon)

 

  • GRITcalls - The monthly mentoring calls are open to college students throughout the country to learn from GU's team on issues that are critical to their success. Students will walk away with practical, actionable steps to achieve their goals and be empowered. (Coming Soon)

 

  • GRITcast - On this podcast, we speak to individuals who embody the spirit of GRIT to provide a blueprint to students to overcome anything and achieve everything.  (Coming Soon)

Videos

Videos

Testimonials 

Testimonials 

Gritty U resources

Gritty U resources

Ron and Rodney Lewis have passionately presented to thousands of students about taking personal responsibility for their education. In this hard-hitting book, these two dynamic educators explicitly speak to first generation college students about consistently overcoming adversity and creating long-term success in college and life.

 

The twins use relatable principles along with compassionate stories from their college experience to convey the strength of a “gritty” mindset. Throughout the book, the Lewis brothers document their learning from extreme college partying, rebounding from low ACT scores, and turning away friends involved in drugs.

 

This book will definitely empower first generation college students to work hard everyday, take ownership of their learning, seek the proper information, choose friends wisely, and dedicate their education to helping others.


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