Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – 530 Portland Street, Suite 102
THR!VE Bronze – “Come Alive” Program I
for children ages 8, 9, 10 & 11

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This may sound too good to be true.
But rest assured – it is true – and now, it’s yours.
Your child is a beautiful soul overflowing with value.  It’s time to send them 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 child 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 child 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 children 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 child a rare depth of inner strength, confidence and integrity that will propel them 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 their THR!VE Bronze degree, your child 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 Wednesday and Thursday 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 components of the Trip Series courses will be taken by charter bus.  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 child should bring snacks from home or if a meal will be provided.  Here’s what your child gets as a THR!VE Bronzer:

Individual Mentorship    
Ongoing, year-round
Quality one-on-one time with Wendy, Creator & Teacher-Mentor of THR!VE Education.  From the very first conversation, your child will feel known and appreciated, and receive a depth of encouragement and inspiration they’ve 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.  The point?  Your child (and you!) will have unlimited access to Wendy’s loving personalized attention and support as they develop into a leader of tomorrow.

Dreams & Decisions: What Learning, Living & THR!VING Is All About
Fall offering: Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:30pm
Winter offering: Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21 from 4:00-6:00pm

Your child will explore what “thriving” means, discover the three steps to becoming the best they can be, and begin setting short and long term goals for their future.  They will depict their dreams visually on a Dream Board to take home and add to/adjust for months and years to come.  This course features the relaxing instrumental music videos of Tim Janis and the dazzling photography of National Geographic.

Nature’s Peace: Forests & Fairies
Fall offering: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 4:00-6:00pm
Spring offering: Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6:00-8:00pm

The joy and delight of quiet time in the woods, creating magical miniatures out of natural materials at the base of the trees.  From fairy cottages to castles, balconies to bridges, gazebos to gardens – your child will use nothing but their imagination (and a simple toolkit!) as they breathe in the fresh scents of nature while gaining a deeper appreciation for the mental and physical health benefits of tinkering in the forest at sunset.

Public Speaking & The Written Word: Back to the Basics of Strong Communication
Spring offering: Wednesday, April 11, 18, 25 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 children 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: Thursday, September 21, 28, October 5, 12 from 5:30-9:00pm
An inspiring immersion in the local Visual Art & Music scene.  Your child’s exposure and appreciation will be deepened and broadened – as they tour galleries, attend live performances and more – in an exploration of the vast range of artistic and musical genres to celebrate and enjoy, right here in HRM.

The Wonder of the Stars
Winter offering: Thursday, January 11, 18, 25, February 1 from 5:30-9:00pm
A wonderful array of astronomical experiences for children keen to develop a deeper fascination with outer space.  Stars, planets and all things mysterious about the unimaginable worlds beyond our own will be explored.  Your child will be challenged to think outside the box as their understanding of reality is stretched.

Ocean Worlds
Spring offering: Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5:30-9:00pm
A virtual dive below the surface of the Atlantic to experience all things Ocean!  Your child will come up close and personal with marine animals and plants, develop an awareness and connection to some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns, and be wowed by the astounding beauty, color and diversity of life under the sea.

Beachcomber’s Paradise (in cooperation with THR!VE Bronze for teen girls)
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 child will spend four consecutive evenings roaming the shorelines of Nova Scotia compiling their 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 teen girls)
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 child 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 child 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 child 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 child’s confidence and leadership skills will soar to new heights as they embrace 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 child will spend their 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 their 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 child to embrace leadership roles that will further stretch their confidence and PR skills.

Fun, Friends & Fantasy Series
Choose 3 of the following 5 courses:

Old-Fashioned Fun & Games
Fall offering: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:30-8:00pm
Vintage party games (with prizes!), treasure hunts, Madlibs and more!  Even aspiring leaders need to let loose and have fun.  This course will inspire limitless laughter – unplugged.

The Palace of Poetry & Popcorn
Fall offering: Wednesday, November 15, 22, 29 from 6:30-8:00pm
A round-table for poetry lovers!  Your child will hear, read and explore a diverse assortment of youth poetry, collecting their favorites in a special duo-tang for future enjoyment.  The poets in the group will be invited to share some of their own work, while those who simply like to read poetry can sit back, relax and listen.  A rich literature experience complete with unique flavours of gourmet popcorn as a treat.

Disney Decades
Winter offering: Wednesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5:30-8:30pm
What child doesn’t love Disney?  THR!VE becomes a theatre – complete with hot chocolate and movie snacks – during this wonderfully unique and exciting study of the history, story lines and morals behind some of the best and/or lesser known Disney films of the 1940s through the 1990s.

Pangea Penpals
Winter offering: Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21 from 6:30-8:00pm
Surrounded by colorful stationery, sparkly stickers and funky pens, your child will write their first letters to three brand new “snail mail” penpals living on three different continents – while brushing up on their global geography and enjoying music from their penpals’ regions of the world.  The launch of new cross-cultural friendships – by post!

Ice Cream Crazy
Spring offering: Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:00-5:30pm
Yes, that’s right!  An irresistible course celebrating dessert – featuring gourmet treats from local ice cream shops like Cow’s, Dee Dee’s and more – for those who are ice cream crazy!

THR!VE Bronze Graduation Gala & Reception (in cooperation with THR!VE Bronze for teen girls)
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 child 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 child in before the rest of the city!

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

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

Free participation with your child 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 child’s every THR!VE adventure via social media, which you can share with family and friends in celebration of who your child is becoming!

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

Exclusive eligibility for your child 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 child 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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