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What has personal connection meant to you these past two years?

For Adessa & so many kids, it's been everything.

CAP creates 600+ meaningful relationships annually that kids relied on every week during this pandemic. During a time of isolation, fear and reduced socialization CAP was able to keep kids connected to the school community. CAP has been proven to increase school connectedness and attendance which are key indicators of success. 

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"CAP was more beneficial to kids this year than ever before"

Bozeman Teacher, 2020
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Linda and Adessa: A CAP Mentorship Story

Adessa has been matched with her CAP mentor Linda for 5 years. Linda was a teacher at Longfellow Elementary School for 38 years, the school in which her mother, husband, and daughter all attended as well. Linda had a son with Down Syndrome who passed away so she said meeting Adessa was "meant to be."

Linda loves art so when she and Adessa started meeting they began a journal. Each time they met over the past 5 years they created an entry, sometimes it was drawing or painting a picture, writing a story, journaling about what they do together. "Adessa has grown up so much in the past 5 years, I love her, and her family has become my family," Linda said. "She makes me smile and I've never missed a meeting with her in the 5 years we have been together. Adessa will always be in my life, we were meant to be together."

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The need to grow continues...

For the past 5 years CAP has had a waiting list for mentors at every school in Bozeman.

Thrive plans to expand CAP to serve 10% of each Bozeman schools' population. We need to raise $125k through this campaign to add at least an additional 100 matches over the next two school years to meet the increasing need.

Why Thrive CAP Mentoring?

Kids with mentors are...

 

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Less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
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more likely to hold leadership positions
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more likely to volunteer regularly
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less likely than their peers to start using drugs

Your generous gift during this critical time will make life
a little easier for a local child or family. 

Make a One-Time Gift

With supporters like you by our side, Thrive currently impacts over 7,000 children and parents every year. But we’re not done yet. Our goal is for every child and family in our community to have the support, mentoring and education they need to be successful. We need your help to make that happen!

Make a Monthly Gift

Make a lasting difference by joining our Monthly Giving program. By signing up, you provide reliable, consistent support to local kids. You'll also receive special benefits like exclusive reports, Thrive SWAG, updates on your ongoing impact in our community, and more. Donate today to support our cause!

Make a Stock Donation

When someone sells stocks, it can be taxed at over 37% of the value. That means more than a third of the money from the shares is going to the government. Even if the stocks were sold to make a donation, the money spent on taxes is gone forever and can't be used by the donor or the charity. Make your stock go further and donate it to Thrive!

Email us at thrive@allthrive.org and we can get you the information you need!

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Do you have a Donor Advised Fund? Consider donating from your Advisor Fund today!

Donate through Montana Shares

Thrive is a member of Montana Shares, a statewide federated workplace giving campaign in which employees in Montana that work at state, federal, and numerous other private employers can donate via this program.

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