Connecting youth and adults with opportunities for positive mentoring relationships that inspire personal growth, provide access to resources and bring awareness to our community.
Thrive Mentoring is a program that connects local youth to safe and caring adult mentors in the Lake Chelan valley. We aim to inspire and support personal growth for participants by providing opportunities for mentor/mentee pairs to consistently spend quality time together and establish relationships built upon trust and a safety net of open communication.
Many youth desperately need the investment of a caring adult. Thrive 1:1 Mentoring helps students experience happiness and success. Research shows that a prosocial relationship with a positive adult is a powerful component for increasing achievement of students.
Local counselors estimate that 60% of students have experienced adverse childhood experiences. As a result, many students, ages 10-15, lack the basic social skills to form trusting relationships with people in their lives.
Our vision is that all students in the Chelan Valley would have a caring adult mentor in their life. We have over 50 mentor/mentee matches, thanks to our caring community and the many mentors that believe in our local youth.
become a mentee
Why mentoring, you ask? Thrive knows it isn’t always easy to be a teen these days. We want to help. We believe that when teens have a person in their corner who consistently spends time with them and finds ways to have fun together, they can achieve anything they set their minds to!
Plus, Thrive mentees get all the perks:
- Access to VIP events
- Happy Birthday Grams
- An awesome mentor
- So much more!!!
All students interested in being paired with a Thrive mentor can click on the buttons below to start the process.
become a mentOR
Thrive Mentoring is a program that was launched in 2018 to support Chelan & Manson teens. Our goal is to provide teens with a safe and trusted adult who can walk through life with them, celebrate joys, grieve losses and help build resilience.
We provide our Thrive mentors with:
- Free trainings
- Fun monthly events
- Personalized support
- Resources to enhance your journey
- Much, much more!
If you’re a caring adult who is interested in supporting a Chelan or Manson teen, please text or call us at 509-699-9065.
It takes a village to support our valley’s youth and help them reach their full potential. Our robust program models not only focus on supporting our youth but also the adults who are on the front lines advocating for our future generations. The donation of time is one of the most valuable resources we can share as we collaborate together to serve, empower and advocate for Lake Chelan valley youth. Click on the button below to learn more about investing your time as a Thrive Mentor or a even a Guest Speaker during our monthly Mentor trainings!
Monetary donations help Thrive mentor/mentee pairs experience new things together which increases trust and builds resilience. Enrichment also sometimes gives students in poverty the chance to attend a restaurant or do a local activity for the first time. Enrichment is a critical component of the mentoring program and cannot exist without community support!
Our goal in supporting our mentor/mentee pairs is to make relationship building easy and fun. Thrive often supports pairs by providing opportunities to experience new things in the valley. For example, a mentor could take a student to dinner, ice skating, bowling or mini golf. Or, a mentee may have a tangible need that our Thrive Cares program can support. Our integrated program model provides the ability to deploy personalized wraparound support so that our advocates can stand in the gaps and respond to the real needs of our youth. If you’re interested in providing tangible items like gift cards or experiences, please contact us today!