High School

  • Thriving 9th Graders

    Thriving 9th Graders

    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Thriving 9th Graders is the perfect opportunity to learn ways to support your teen through their high school years, learn about resources available to students and parents, and get tips on parenting an adolescent. Join us for this free class presented by the Thrive Parent Liaison and BHS Freshman Counselors. Register Here! 

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  • March Mentor in the Spotlight: Susan Dawson

    CAP Mentor at: Morning Star Elementary CAP Mentor for: 3 years! Susan has been mentoring her same CAP Student for 3 years! During that time, Susan has built a close, caring, and supportive relationship with her CAP Student. Together, they have created projects such as: a birthday cake that looks like a dog (!), and…

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  • Thrive Block Party

    September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The 3rd Annual Thriving Community Month Block Party will be held on Thursday, September 13th at Thrive from 4:00p – 7:00p.   Music | Carnival Games | Snacks | Toy Raffle | Popcorn | Cotton Candy | Community Fun! R.S.V.P. below:

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  • February Mentor in the Spotlight: Ann Dickensheets

    CAP Mentor at: Irving School CAP Mentor for: 5 years! Ann is truly the CAP Mentor that every child should have. After 2 years of previous CAP Mentoring experience, Ann has been with her current CAP Student for 3 years, changing schools this year just to be able to stay matched with her student! Ann…

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  • Grow Your Daydreams at this Year’s Girls for a Change Summit

        Written by Greta Moore, Girls for a Change Program Coordinator at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (January 2018 Edition.) When I was a teenager, like most, I had no idea what life would look like beyond the concrete walls of high school. Though my school was relatively inclusive and representative…

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  • CAP Mentor Krista

    January Mentor in the Spotlight 2: Krista Dicomitis

    CAP Mentor at: Bozeman High School CAP Match for: 2 years! Krista is one of those mentors that makes a big difference in her student’s life.  She is dependable, caring, and influential.  She is always prepared for her hour with her student and makes the most of it!  Last week she even brought in her own…

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  • CAP Mentor in the Spotlight

    January Mentor in the Spotlight: Stewart Mohr

    CAP Mentor at: Sacajawea Middle School CAP Match for: 6 years! “Stew is such a devoted, caring and amazing mentor! Each week he comes to his meetings with open arms and an open mind, willing to jump in wherever his student needs him. He has been known in the past to mentor an entire classroom…

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  • The Importance of Games

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (November, 2017 Edition.) “Let’s play a game,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way that humans interact and learn. They provide so many benefits for people of all interests and abilities.…

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    November Mentor in the Spotlight: Nicole Taranto

    CAP Mentor at: Bozeman High School CAP Match for: 2 years “Nicole is always smiling and in a positive mood when she shows up for CAP! She makes CAP fun for her student and also pushes her student to be the best she can!  Nicole is an amazing role model and in so glad that…

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    Thrive Mentoring: A Story of Community

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (October, 2017 Edition.) Where did the word mentor first come from? The word first appeared in the Greek poet Homer’s Odyssey tale.  When Odysseus, the king, goes to fight in the Trojan War, he puts the care of his son…

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    Thrive at School

    Written by Anna Redbond Summer vacation has come and gone, and somehow we’re already back to the school routine, with early morning scrambles to get lunches ready and school bags packed. The start of a school year always comes with a transition or two, whether that be a new teacher, a new school or even…

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    Adolescents and Autonomy

    If it feels like your child has been moving away from you from the moment they were born, it’s because they have. We nurture them, comfort them, keep them safe, teach them how to be in the world and they take all these wonderful gifts and use them to grow and go. And that’s what…

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    March Mentor in the Spotlight: Mike Davis

    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…

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    Thrive talks mentoring and parenting tips with Rob Watson

    Written by Anna Redbond, Thrive’s Communications Coordinator. January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the celebration, Thrive interviewed Bozeman School District Superintendent, Rob Watson, to discuss mentoring, role models and his one piece of golden parenting advice. Was there anyone who was a mentor or role model for you growing up? My parents were…

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  • Embrace Your Story: Teen Summit Challenges Girls to Embrace Their Future

    Embrace Your Story Teen Summit Challenges Girls to Explore their Future By Molly Cech, Former GFAC Core Committee Member A participant and presenter collaborate on a piece of jewelry during a 2014 GFAC Workshop. Each year the conference draws hundreds of girls from across the West to participate in a day of fun, learning, and personal development.…

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  • CAP Success Story: Jim & James

    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…

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  • 2018 GFAC Summit

    2018 GFAC Summit – Bozeman, MT

    SAVE THE DATE FOR 2019! Girls for a Change Summit February 23, 2019 Countdown to #gfacSUMMIT2019 Day Hour Minute Second Ready to find out more? Each year, hundreds of high school girls gather to meet new friends, explore new careers and celebrate their unique strengths thanks to Girls for a Change. Sign up for occasional…

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  • The GFAC High School Committee

    Girls for a Change High School Inspiring the next generation of female leaders. Apply Now! Girls for a Change High School Want to change the world, learn skills to successfully follow your dreams, and have fun with a group of girls in the process? Girls for a Change (GFAC) is an after-school program for Gallatin…

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  • For Parents

    CAP Mentoring Program Parent Portal Support for kids when they need it most. The CAP program connects school-age children with individual mentors who work one-on-one to help them succeed. Contact the CAP Program What is the CAP Program? The Child Advancement Project (CAP) matches community volunteers in the Bozeman and Big Sky Public Schools with…

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