Become a CAP mentor
In just one hour a week, as a Child Advancement Project (CAP) mentor you can help a child believe in themselves. Join our community of over 600 students and professionals invested in local children.
What is the Child Advancement Project?
The Child Advancement Project (CAP) matches adult volunteers from the community with children in Bozeman and Big Sky Public Schools.
These mentors work one-on-one with students in grades K-12 to provide support and encouragement. Mentors help students discover and build upon their individual strengths, and affirm student’s ability to shape their own futures.
CAP mentors are screened, trained and supervised by professional CAP Coordinators, establishing a community of volunteers who are engaged in the local school system and invested in the future of their community.
Thrive’s locally designed CAP program is now part of the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices, a highly-regarded standing indicating the program's proven effectiveness in creating positive outcomes for children.
Each year, over 600 community members spend an hour a week working towards a common cause: helping local kids in the Gallatin Valley reach their full potential.
By the Numbers
CAP Success Stories
CAP Mentor at Longfellow Elementary School CAP Match for Two Years What his CAP student says: “Luke, I always have a fun time when I’m with you! Thank you for helping me a lot!” What his CAP Coordinator says: “Luke, congratulations on being our May CAP Mentor in the Spotlight! You are an outstanding…
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…
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Upcoming Events and Activities
May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 22, 2017
Location: Hope Lutheran Church
This course is now full. Thank you for your interest. Please contact the Thrive office at (406) 587-3840 if you have any questions or would like to be added to a waiting list. Early Childhood Love and Logic: Parenting Made Fun® is a six-week course, developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., that will…
May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2017
Location: Bozeman Public Library
This Spring Parenting Institute course will be led by Libby Michaud and Stacey Tompkins of Sungate Integral Coaching and Transform by Design. It is designed for parent/caregivers of children ages 0-6. Get a jump start on raising resilient kids! This is a two-part course that will be held on May 24th and May 31st. Open for all…
June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Bobcat Stadium
Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be watching the MSU Bobcats in practice, getting autographs and tossing around footballs in the stadium! Dinner is included. Come along for an evening of football fun and adventure! We’ll provide the pizza…
Our generous CAP sponsors
Thrive as an organization would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.