Middle School

  • Dynamite Dads

    Dynamite Dads August: Fun with Tie-Dying

    August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond. Dinner is included. This month we’ll be tie-dying at Zoot Enterprises!  Come along for a fun evening of arts and crafts! Bring something…

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  • Summer Fun in the Park – 8/15

    August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Bring your kids along to have fun in the summer sunshine at this family activity series. Enjoy a free lunch and meet other local parents while your kids play and burn off some energy! Registration is now open for the July 25th Summer Fun in the Park date. Registration for this date will open on…

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  • Parenting the Love & Logic Way: A Love & Logic Intensive Specifically for Parents of Adolescents

    May 19 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way® will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be geared towards parents of middle and high school children. This one-day class will be led by Thrive’s Parent Liaisons and is designed to help you find specific answers and strategies for those everyday…

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  • Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices Summer Camp

    July 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

    This year’s theme: Girls Have Heart Girls are achieving remarkable successes in today’s world. Even though many hurdles continue to exist for females, they are able to overcome their challenges and soar. Come join other middle school girls (grades 6-9) for this week-long summer camp which will explore many of the issues girls face and…

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  • Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices Summer Camp

    July 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

    This year’s theme: Girls Have Heart Girls are achieving remarkable successes in today’s world. Even though many hurdles continue to exist for females, they are able to overcome their challenges and soar. Come join other middle school girls (grades 6-9) for this week-long summer camp which will explore many of the issues girls face and…

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  • Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices Summer Camp

    July 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

    This year’s theme: Girls Have Heart Girls are achieving remarkable successes in today’s world. Even though many hurdles continue to exist for females, they are able to overcome their challenges and soar. Come join other middle school girls (grades 6-9) for this week-long summer camp which will explore many of the issues girls face and…

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  • Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices Summer Camp

    July 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

    This year’s theme: Girls Have Heart Girls are achieving remarkable successes in today’s world. Even though many hurdles continue to exist for females, they are able to overcome their challenges and soar. Come join other middle school girls (grades 6-9) for this week-long summer camp which will explore many of the issues girls face and…

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  • Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices Summer Camp

    July 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

    This year’s theme: Girls Have Heart Girls are achieving remarkable successes in today’s world. Even though many hurdles continue to exist for females, they are able to overcome their challenges and soar. Come join other middle school girls (grades 6-9) for this week-long summer camp which will explore many of the issues girls face and…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • girls on the run participants at 5k finish line with medal

    Girls on the Run is so Much (Family) Fun!

    Written by Maura Riley, Thrive’s Girls for a Change and Girls on the Run Assistant.  I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for today’s young girls to navigate this crazy world. Every friend they make, picture they post, status they update, and joke they laugh at is judged and scrutinized by everyone around them.…

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    Thrive Block Party

    September 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Save the date! The 2nd Annual Thriving Community Month Block Party will be on Thursday, September 7th! Help us kick off Thriving Community Month with this free family event!   80s Music | Carnival Games | Snacks | Toy Raffle | La Chatelaine Chocolate | Popcorn | Cotton Candy |  Lockhorn Cider | Rendezvous Food…

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  • teen girls lying on their backs on a truck

    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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    Girls’ Stories, Girls’ Voices

    July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 21, 2017

    Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices 2017! This year’s theme: Girls with Grit   *Registration for Girls’ Stories Girls’ Voices 2017 is now full. To find out more about GFAC programming, please call our office at (406)587-3840.* Share your story | Learn Dances | Write Poetry | Practice Yoga | Find Your Voice | Make Friends, Art…

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  • megan girls on the run coach in the spotlight photo

    Spring Girls on the Run Coach in the Spotlight: Megan Deveau

    Head Coach for Girls on the Run at Irving Elementary School   What Girls on the Run coaches say about her:  “Megan has been such an amazing head coach this season, who has truly gone above and beyond for the girls that she worked with! She was such a passionate, patient and kind role model who…

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  • becky imberi holding mentor in the spotlight certificate

    April Mentor in the Spotlight: Becky Imberi

    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…

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