Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – 530 Portland Street, Suite 102
THR!VE Bronze – “Come Alive” Program I
for teen girls ages 12, 13, 14 & 15

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This may sound too good to be true.
But rest assured – it is true – and now, it’s yours.
Your teenage daughter is a beautiful soul overflowing with value.  It’s time to send her on a lifelong journey of nurturing a fascination for the magnificent adventure called being human.  With THR!VE, you finally have the opportunity to give your daughter the life you’ve always desired – one with the time and space to break free from the mundane routine into a breath-taking world of joy and delight!  Your daughter thirsts for a life filled with meaning and wonder.  Through loving personalized attention, high expectations that inspire greatness and magical outside-the-box experiences, THR!VE Bronze empowers teen girls to come fully alive to their own rich potential – and sets them on the road less travelled toward helping others do the same.  The world is full of adults who wonder what could have been, what impact they could have made.  The THR!VE experience will instill in your daughter a rare depth of inner strength, confidence and integrity that will propel her into a lifestyle of building others up – not just by doing good, but by creating good. THR!VE builds visionary leaders who, at the end of the day and at the end of their lives, will gaze up at a starry sky and see nothing but peace and fulfilment.

What’s your investment?
A $750 deposit, followed by $275 monthly from September through June.

Or - if you prefer - a $250 deposit, followed by $325 monthly from September through June.

Now, get ready - here's ours.

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The Program
2017-18 Year

While earning her THR!VE Bronze degree, your daughter gets to experience *13* spectacular courses over a 10-month period (September 2017 through June 2018).  Courses – most of which span 3 or 4 sessions – are offered on Monday and Tuesday evenings on a rotational schedule throughout the school year (with a few exceptions, as noted).  Simply choose which offerings work best for your family!  All off-site course components will be taken by charter bus, with the exception of Coffee Shop Mentorship, The Woods & Their Wisdom and World Cuisine Dining, for which drop-off and pick-up will be at specified off-site locations, not at THR!VE.  Most courses are intentionally offered either just before or just after meal times; in the case of the few exceptions, you will be notified well ahead of time if your daughter should bring snacks from home or if a meal will be provided.  Here’s what your daughter gets as a THR!VE Bronzer:

Individual “Coffee Shop” Mentorship & Social Media Connection
Ongoing, year-round

Quality one-on-one time with Wendy, Creator & Teacher-Mentor of THR!VE Education, over treats at a local coffee shop.  From the very first conversation, your daughter will feel known and appreciated, and receive a depth of encouragement and inspiration she’s rarely experienced.  Some mentorship sessions will be scheduled well in advance while others will take place more informally, on an “as needed” or “as desired” basis.  Your daughter will also be invited and encouraged to keep in regular contact with Wendy via social media, as desired.  The point?  She (and you!) will have unlimited access to Wendy’s loving personalized attention and support as she develops into a leader of tomorrow.

“Sit Awhile With Me” Group Contemplations: Growing Up With Grace & Gratitude
Fall offering: Monday, October 2, 16, 23, 30 from 7:00-8:30pm
Winter offering: Monday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30-8:00pm
Spring offering: Monday, April 30, May 7, 14 from 4:00-5:30pm

A sacred space for your daughter to talk about the tough stuff, ask the hard questions or just relax quietly, writing or doodling about her hopes and dreams in her new gratitude journal. Whether curled up inside sipping hot chocolate or sprawled out on the grass under a clear blue sky, this course is a refreshing opportunity for your daughter to “get real” – and breathe a sigh of relief as she learns the transformative power of living a life of thankfulness.

“Who I Am” Personal Strategic Planning: What Learning, Living & THR!VING Is All About
Fall offering: Monday, September 11, 18, 25 from 6:30-8:30pm
Winter offering: Monday, February 5, 12, 26 from 4:00-6:00pm

Your daughter will explore what “thriving” means, discover the three steps to becoming the best she can be, and begin setting short and long term goals for her future.  She will be introduced to the process of personal strategic planning and, on her own laptop or tablet, create the first draft of an evolving spreadsheet reflecting the highlights of her past, present and future.  This course features the moving motivational videos of Your World Within and the dazzling photography of National Geographic, and drives home the truth that we can only become what we think we deserve.  A unique and fun challenge that will set your daughter on the path to success and growth in all areas of her life.  

Nature’s Peace: The Woods & Their Wisdom
Fall offering: Monday, October 2, 16, 23, 30 from 4:00-6:00pm
Spring offering: Monday, April 30, May 7, 14 from 6:30-8:30pm

A quiet trek through the trees along some of the best trails in Dartmouth.  In both sunshine and rain, your daughter will learn to identify the key species of coniferous and deciduous trees native to Nova Scotia – all while breathing in the fresh scents of nature and feeling the therapeutic effects of being physically active in the forest.  A hiker’s heaven.

Public Speaking & The Written Word: Back to the Basics of Strong Communication
Spring offering: Monday, April 9, 16, 23 from 6:30-8:30pm
An introduction to the life skills of confidently and professionally commanding an audience, and – finally – correctly commanding a pencil and paper!  This fun training on oral and written communication clarifies what public speaking is (and what it isn’t), teaches the basic mechanics of writing (every mark on the page has a meaning and a purpose), instills the verbal and visual components of strong public speaking, and gives ample hands-on practice learning how to effectively use a “live” microphone while delivering an exceptionally prepared written speech.  In this modern world that often rewards mediocrity, an absolutely critical course for all young people striving for excellence.

Special Interest Trip Series
Choose 3 of the following 4 courses, which include both on-site and off-site adventures:

Creative Genius: Visual Art & Music
Fall offering: Tuesday, September 19, 26, October 3, 10 from 5:30-9:00pm
An inspiring immersion in the local Visual Art & Music scene.  Your daughter’s exposure and appreciation will be deepened and broadened – as she tours galleries, attends live performances and more – in an exploration of the vast range of artistic and musical genres to celebrate and enjoy, right here in HRM.

World Cuisine Dining
Winter offering: Tuesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 6:30-8:30pm
Your daughter will savour the flavours of four continents while mastering formal dining table manners and brushing up on her world geography.  She’ll experience a sampling of cuisine and culture from South America, Europe, Asia and Africa – all within a stone’s throw of home!  A trip around the globe for the taste buds for teen girls with a sophisticated palate.

Beyond Biology: The Astounding Sciences of Life
Spring offering: Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 5:30-9:00pm
A mind-blowing exploration of the astounding beauty, color and diversity of living things for teen girls fascinated with biology.  Your daughter’s understanding of what it means to be alive will be stretched as she experiences lesser known phenomena related to animals, plants and even the human body.  A treat for anyone interested in pursuing the sciences.

Beachcomber’s Paradise (in cooperation with THR!VE Bronze for children)
Spring offering: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday May 28, 29, 30 & 31 from 4:00-9:00pm
Rocks, shells, sea glass and other gifts of the sea!  Your daughter will spend four consecutive evenings roaming the shorelines of Nova Scotia compiling her own special collection of beach treasures, while learning about each one’s relationship to both land and sea.  A truly magical experience.

Community Service Trip Series (in cooperation with THR!VE Bronze for children)
Choose 2 of the following 3 courses, which include both on-site and off-site volunteer efforts:

Remembrance & Respect: The War Veterans of Camp Hill
Fall offering: Wednesday, November 8 & Thursday, November 9 from 5:30-8:30pm & Saturday, November 11 for the day
Your daughter will meet, thank and encourage several 90+ year old WWII veterans who fought in the trenches of Europe, and then honour them at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. These courageous individuals experienced horrors we will never know while serving our country, and yet today, many of them feel lonely and forgotten.  In this wonderful course, your daughter will come to a life-changing understanding of the reasons for war, and be forever impacted by connecting with the hearts of these incredible men and women – before there aren’t any left to connect with.

Giving Hope Today: The Community Service Impact of The Salvation Army
Winter offering: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of March Break from 8:30am-1:30pm
The Salvation Army meets human need whenever and wherever it exists.  In this heartwarming course, your daughter will spend three consecutive mornings volunteering on the front lines of The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope on Gottingen Street (which includes a homeless shelter, addictions treatment centre, food bank and more), working directly with staff and clients and making a difference in the lives of many who are struggling.  Your daughter’s confidence and leadership skills will soar to new heights as she embraces increasingly more independent roles each day, all in the service of others.

Physical & Mental Health: Supporting Those Who Suffer
Spring offering: Friday, May 18 from 5:30-8:30pm & Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 for the day
Your daughter will spend her Victoria Day weekend learning about the various health-related causes supported at the Bluenose Marathon, meet some high-profile community leaders who are championing these causes, and volunteer her own time and efforts to the fundraising events on both race days.  As another opportunity to give back in a meaningful way, this course will encourage your daughter to embrace leadership roles that will further stretch her confidence and PR skills.

Health, Hobbies & Happiness Series
Choose 2 of the following 3 courses:

Story Worlds: The Enchanted Lands of Literature
Fall offering: Monday, November 13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:00pm
A round-table for fiction lovers!  Your daughter will hear, read and explore a variety of short stories, collecting her favorites in a special duo-tang for future enjoyment.  A rich literature experience – featuring unique flavours of gourmet popcorn as a treat – celebrating the magic that happens when we immerse ourselves in stories, and the doors they unlock inside of us. 

Exercise & Nutrition: A Fresh Perspective
Winter offering: Monday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 4:00-6:00pm
Education, encouragement and inspiration for teen girls striving to be healthy in body, mind and spirit.  A back-to-the-basics look at what food is supposed to be and do, and the role of exercise in promoting our physical and mental health.  An eye-opening course on the importance of questioning the propaganda, featuring fresh fruit and veggies as a treat!

Planet Earth: Its People & Places
Winter offering: Monday, February 5, 12, 26 from 6:30-8:00pm
Calling all travelers!  Your daughter will experience a wide range of captivating images and videos that will further ignite her desire to explore this incredibly diverse world that 7.5 billion people call home.  An exciting course on world geography and cultures for teen girls with big dreams of seeing the world, featuring a beautiful gift book your daughter will study for years to come. 

THR!VE Bronze Graduation Gala & Reception (in cooperation with THR!VE Bronze for children)
Week of June 3-9 – Dates/Times/Locations of Graduation Rehearsal & Events to be confirmed
Click here to view 2017-18 Course Calendar

Think that's enough?  Not even close!

How about we sprinkle ALL OF THIS on top?

The Extras

As the parent of a THR!VE Bronzer, you will also receive the following:
A $100 bursary credit for a future THR!VE experience of your choice – save it for THR!VE Silver, or put it toward one of our special Saturday programs offered periodically throughout the year!  If your daughter has completed one of THR!VE’s former 10-week programs, make that $200.  Have a Masters?  $300.  PhD graduate?  $400.
Early registration opportunities for all THR!VE programming – we’ll always let your daughter in before the rest of the city!

A special invitation for you and your daughter to a THR!VE Bronze Welcome Brunch, to kick off the year on Saturday, September 9, 2017!

A THR!VE product package for your daughter, including a large THR!VE Bronze “memory box” and a THR!VE shirt, bracelet and pen!

Free participation with your daughter in 3 off-site Bronze experiences of your choice – as well as a standing invitation to sit in on any on-site experiences you wish, year-round!

Membership to a private Facebook group for Bronzers and their families only – where the THR!VE Tribe can connect with each other, build a sense of community, share ideas and more!

Full access to spectacular photo & video memories of your daughter’s every THR!VE adventure via social media, which you can share with family and friends in celebration of who your daughter is becoming!

6 free tickets to your daughter’s THR!VE Bronze Graduation Gala & Reception in early June 2018, for family and friends!    

Exclusive eligibility for your daughter to enter THR!VE Silver – launching in Fall 2018 for Bronze graduates – to be followed by THR!VE Gold in Fall 2019, both featuring breathtaking “bucket list” opportunities to travel outside the province and beyond, further expanding their own rich potential as they steadily develop into visionary world leaders.  Gold graduates will be eligible to apply for a placement in the THR!VE Diamond program, to launch as early as Fall 2020 – the staff training program for youth who dream of becoming THR!VE volunteers or employees at THR!VE Villages here at home and around the world – bringing the legacy full circle to a new generation of children. 

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We offer a no-risk enrollment guarantee.

If your daughter is new to THR!VE and doesn't love it by September 30,
you can withdraw and get every penny back.

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