The Thrive Story
A Model for Success
Our Thriving Community
Thrive is a community-based organization established in 1986. Each year Thrive serves over 7,000 parents, children and community members through our five signature programs.
Thrive provides mentoring, education and support for children and families, so that everyone in our community has the tools they need to be successful. Our proven programs have been developed using evidence-based practices, adapted to meet local community needs, and rigorously evaluated to ensure program efficacy.
Thrive has developed critical community partnerships built on sharing design, implementation, management, evaluation, financial resources, and responsibilities for programs. This approach, which has the success of the child at its center, results in the highest quality services, maximizes scarce resources, and has a powerful impact on outcomes for children.
CAP Mentor at Chief Joseph Middle School CAP Match for Three Years What her student says: She’s very kind. Becky’s the best CAP pal ever. It’s very fun being with her! What her CAP Coordinator says: Becky, it is such a pleasure working with you! You always come in with such a great attitude, and…
CAP Mentor at Hyalite Elementary School First year as a CAP match What her CAP Coordinator says: Congratulations on being one of our March 2017 Mentors in the Spotlight! We appreciate your commitment to your student and the CAP Program. Thank you for your dedication; not only are you a wonderful academic support for your CAP…
CAP Mentor at Bozeman High School CAP Match for: 5 years What his student says: My CAP Mentor is one of the best mentors you can get. He always shows up whenever he can. He does a great job of helping me with my homework and if he doesn’t know how to do something, he…
CAP Mentor at Sacajawea Middle School CAP match for: 3 years What CAP Coordinators say: Jenny, congratulations on being our January mentor in the spotlight! I so enjoy catching up with you and your CAP student each Monday. You are so sweet and patient. Each time I check in, you have a big project…
CAP Mentor at Morning Star Elementary School CAP match: for 5 years What CAP Coordinator’s say: Gerrie, congratulations on being our January 2017 Mentor in the Spotlight! We appreciate your commitment to your student and our CAP Program. You have shown such dedication to and care for your mentee and it is fun to see…
What Thrivers say: “I saw Molly’s tenacity as a young girl in Girls for a Change. I could tell from early on how smart, capable, and independent she was. She always had something important to say and was able to be such a leader in the group. Then, lucky us, we had the opportunity to…
I want you to take a moment and picture being James. James is nine years old, and he is in third grade. He is like many children his age: let’s say his favorite book is James and Giant Peach, his favorite food is macaroni and cheese, and he has recently decided that he wants to…
Deciding between feeding your baby or paying your rent is a choice that no one ever imagines having to make. Yet this was exactly the position that Chenona found herself in two years ago. With no job or support system, Chenona’s unexpected pregnancy complicated a situation that already seemed impossible. Chenona couldn’t meet her own…
Jamie became pregnant with her daughter Aveah when she was just fifteen. Things were not looking good for the young mother. Then she was referred to Thrive’s Partnership Project. With coaching from her Thrive Family Support Worker, Jamie accessed valuable resources: she signed up for WIC, got her driver’s license, began advancing her education, and…
Hi, my name is Leslie. I want you to all do me a favor. Imagine me… a 17- year-old girl attending Bridger Alternative High School in Bozeman, Montana. I am having an extremely difficult time balancing school, working 30 hours a week at a job, trying to hold onto a damaged relationship with my boyfriend,…
Thrive is founded
Thrive (formally called Prevent Child Abuse, Inc.) is formally established for the purpose of developing and coordinating services and programs that prevent child abuse and neglect in our community.
Jan. 1st, 1994
In partnership with our local school district, we began to provide Parent Liaison services in all elementary and middle schools in the district. Parent Liaisons act as a link between the home and school to ensure strong communication and relationship building that promotes the common goal: successful students.
Jan. 1st, 1997
Parent Place opens it's doors in Bozeman
Thrive opened the Bozeman Parent Place Family Resource Center, a comfortable and non-threatening environment with parenting literature and videos, computer and internet access, parenting classes, support groups and play groups available to all parents in our community.
Belgrade, MT Parent Place opens
Thrive opens the Belgrade Parent Place Family Resource Center providing the same environment, support groups and classes as the Bozeman center.