Thrive City 501(c)(3) GIVE BIG
Organized by: Sarah Philley
Who we are
Thrive City is a 501c3 tax exempt, community-based nonprofit organization currently run by all volunteers.
We focus on promoting thriving communities by improving the likelihood of at-risk youth to be academically, socially, and personally successful so they are ready for life beyond the high school experience, surrounded by and connected to positive family and community support. Donations to Thrive City are tax-deductible. Please consider donating today!
Your donation allows us to…
- Offer 7-week quarterly afterschool program all year (2016-17).
- Purchase vans for field trips. Go from an all-volunteer run organization impacting 50+ teen-participants in 2015 to a paid staff organization impacting 300+ teen-participants and family members in 2016.
- Hire staff to run our amazing programs that we've been running with all volunteers.
- Keep our building.
- Provide ongoing full-time programs throughout the school year and summer.
Who we serve
Note: in order to maximize Thrive City’s impact, we currently work directly (and exclusively) with Scriber Lake High School. At this time we are only accepting program applications from SLHS students.
Our target population includes at-risk youth who could benefit from Thrive City support in the following areas:
• School attendance/re-engagement (including Becca)
• Academic performance (passing classes, credit pace, getting on track to graduate)
• Legal/discipline issues (minus Becca)
• Life skills/choices (related to mental health, substance use, coping strategies, etc.)
• Relationships with peers, teachers/school, and/or family What we do Thrive City programs include:
• Experiencing Seattle: From Failing to Thriving 5-day mini-course
• 7-week From Failing to Thriving afterschool program • 10-week Summer Internship
• Support services (counseling, advocacy, college and career exploration)
• Skills center workshops (Peak 7 outdoor adventures, long boarding, ACEs and mindfulness, and The Garden Project)
We accomplish our goal through collaboration with various community organizations, support services, local businesses, and individuals for a holistic approach to serving at-risk youth. All programs utilize the From Failing to Thriving curriculum to teach life skills through a five-stage process with several key points at each stage. Participant reflection, collaboration with school staff, assessments, and trauma-informed practice drive Thrive City program impact.
We create a “home base” for our teen-participants, providing a safe, welcoming, relevant, and comprehensive support system with engaging programs, events, and workshops beyond the school day. Thrive City participants are well-equipped with “key points” for facing life’s challenges, having strong ties to the community and positive role models they can reach out to for support. They are not ashamed to admit the need for help and they know how to ask for it. They feel that Thrive City is a place where they belong and can have fun, a place that contributes to their success, and a place where they can gain support and be a support for others. Thrive City helps teens thrive, and in turn the whole city thrives!