Thrive Ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale area to share the Gospel through relationships anchored in the love of Christ. We do this through our three main programs: Thrive After school, Thrive Summer, and mentoring.
thrive after school
Thrive After School program is the heart of what we do at Thrive. Every day, Monday - Friday, approximately 200 students from the Lonsdale + Parkridge neighborhoods join us for an afternoon packed with programming that aims to meet students’ spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical needs. We are able to do this by hiring Godly staff + interns, partnering with compassionate volunteers, and connecting kids with spiritually mature adults who have been blessed in abundance in those areas.
Our students participate in Bible studies and small groups, homework-help time, one-on-tutoring lessons, reading-buddy sessions, team + character-building activities, educational electives, outside play time, and sharing in a healthy, home-cooked meal.
We have a program capacity of 212 kids (48 Elem. Main Campus, 48 LES Campus, 24 Parkridge Campus, 24 Thrive Sprouts kids, 36 TU Middle School and 20 TU High School students) in our after school program. We accept students from 1st - 12th grade and daily attendance is required.
Summer Thrive is a 6-week full-day program blending educational activities with encouragement, excitement, and fun. There is an emphasis on English with lessons in both reading and writing daily. Program is built around a fun theme that always includes an entry point to education. Summer Thrive welcomes students who have completed 1st - 8th grade.
The goals of Summer Thrive are for the students to:
Grow in their love of reading
Learn Biblical Truths of the Gospel
Experience fun and feel encouraged
Mentoring a Thrive student is an opportunity to intentionally invest in one of the youth in our program in a life changing way. Mentoring develops out of building a relationship with a student at Thrive over sports, homework, meals, etc. and then moving that relationship to time both on and off-site. Mentoring a student requires specific training and has a life long impact on both the mentor and the student. This relationship is so much more than planning fun activities to help a child feel valued. Christian mentoring, or discipleship, is an opportunity to point young men and women to the hope found in Jesus alone.