When families are strong & kids succeed, communities thrive

Thrive provides local Gallatin Valley families with the resources, tools, and support they need to raise healthy, successful children. We provide mentoring, education, and support to children and families through signature programs designed right here in our community.

Thrive’s Mission

For all children to have the opportunity to grow, succeed, and become valuable members of our community.

Thrive is proud to serve families of all ages and backgrounds.

All Thrive programs and activities are free or low cost for community members from infants to parents and guardians.
See what people are saying about Thrive’s services!

ephie risho
The kids and I look forward to Dynamite Dads every month - it's our chance to do some great activities, meet new friends, and have some excellent bonding time. Plus, my wife loves having an evening free where she doesn't worry about dinner!  
- Ephie Risho -
Dynamite Dads Parent
stacey scott
Volunteering as a CAP mentor has given me a clear understanding of the positive effect a community supported organization can have on our schools. The opportunity to learn and grow with an amazing young person for 10+ years has had a profound impact on my openness to new ideas and leadership skills.
- Stacey Scott -
CAP Mentor
jeff lusin
Thrive is an amazing organization that is the pulse of the community. It's the superfood for the health of our community; a preventative measure that ensures Bozeman stays a strong community with a sense of place.
- Jeff Lusin -
Thrive Board of Directors
shelley beal
First Interstate Bank has been proud to support Thrive for over 15 years. We really value the support and programs they provide to children and families to help our communities remain strong. We have many bank employees volunteering their time with the CAP mentoring program and with board membership.
- Shelley Beal -
First Interstate Bank, Sponsor
wendy tage
What a great community partner! We are very fortunate these services are available to our kids and their families. And the only way to make Thrive and this community a better place...Volunteer!
- Wendy Tage -
Bozeman Public Schools Board
  • Summer Fun in the Park

    August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join Thrive for a socially distanced, rocking good time in the park for a free family friendly concert featuring Music Together® with Kate & The AlleyKats! Music Together® is designed for children, ages birth to 6 years old, and their parents. Bring your picnic blanket and any small instruments you would like to jam along…

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  • Thrivin’ at the Drive-In

    September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join Thrive on September 11th for Thrivin' at the Drive-In, a FREE family movie event! Pack your family into the car with blankets and pillows for a socially-distant celebration of Thriving Community Month! We'll be showing a favorite family film on Friday, September 11th at the Oak Street parking lot of the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.…

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  • Thriving Parents: Parenting the Love & Logic Way®

    November 7 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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    An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 14, 2020

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. This class is geared toward parent/caregivers of middle school & high school students. This two-part course led by SMS Thrive Parent Liaison Ashley Mares-Jones gives parents the opportunity to learn practical skills to…

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  • Thriving Parents: Parenting the Love & Logic Way®

    November 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 14, 2020

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. This class is geared toward parent/caregivers of middle school & high school students. This two-part course led by SMS Thrive Parent Liaison Ashley Mares-Jones gives parents the opportunity to learn practical skills to…

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CAP Mentors of the Year: Sherry & Daniel Biggerstaff

CAP Mentors of the Year: Sherry & Daniel Biggerstaff Sherry and Daniel Biggerstaff are a dynamic CAP Mentor duo and have been an incredible source of support to our community, and to the 10, Bozeman Public School students they have mentored throughout their 8+ years (and over 765 logged mentoring hrs!) with the CAP program. We love…

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March Mentor in the Spotlight: Nancy Planalp

CAP Mentor at: Longfellow Elementary Nancy Planalp Mentor for: 4 years!   Miss Fancy Nancy has been mentoring the same student for 4 years at Longfellow Elementary. Each week Miss Nancy comes in with a smile and a craft, making her student feel so appreciated and cared for. Miss Nancy has an incredibly kind heart,…

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Our generous sponsors

Our work is made possible by the many individuals and partners in our community who donate their time, materials and energy to to the cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.

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