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Stefani has served as a Thrive Mentor to two Chelan teens, has volunteered at the Teen Center, distributed Food2Schools weekend meals, volunteered at the Teen Center, facilitated Thrive Together events and served on both our Program Leadership Team and Board of Directors. As a parent and former school employee, Stefani’s pulse on the real needs of teens is helpful in identifying ways to better serve, empower and advocate for them. Stefani’s passion for ensuring all youth have an avenue for belonging and connection will enhance our organization’s ability to move our mission and vision forward in new and important ways.

Regarding her thoughts on joining the Thrive staff team, Stefani says, “I was born and raised (mostly) in the Chelan Valley. Growing up, I had a big and supportive net of people surrounding me. The more time I spend around our youth, the more I realize that this isn’t the case for many students in our valley. I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today, without my support system. Thrive embodies everything I am passionate about and is one of the best organizations I’ve ever worked with! I look forward to helping build essential connections to make sure all the youth in our valley have what they need, emotionally and physically.  I’m thankful to be a part of such a loving and generous community!”