THRIVE Initiative

CAPE GIRARDEAU THRIVE INITIATIVE

The goal of the THRIVE Initiative is to spread awareness of the 40 Developmental Assets & encourage asset building in the community.

HISTORY

The youth Development Committee was formed in Spring 2005 in response to the Community assessment’s determination of the top 4 priority issues, one of which was Family Issues. Youth Development was one of five committees selected to support families in providing healthy, safe, stable, and nurturing environments. the Committee first met in May 2005 in order to promote positive youth development as outlined in the Community Plan, using Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Framework. the Committee’s focus is the community-wide THRIVE Initiative–Teach, Hope, Reach, Involve, Value, and Encourage youth to be the best that they can be!

PURPOSE

Facilitate community-wide awareness and use of 40 Developments Assets Initiative to increase number of positive assets in youth.

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

Membership is inclusive of various community entities and organizations, including youth, ages 14-18, and is open to any interested individual or group.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Have sincere concern for the positive development of youth; be willing to represent THRIVE; and demonstrate interest in the asset development concept as developed by Search Institute.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Promote 40 Assets in the community; share “best practices” with committee; participate in committee meetings, projects and events; and implement 40 Developmental Assets in member’s neighborhood, workplace and/or organization.

COMMITTEE CHARGE

Implement annual plan of work as specified in Community Plan; update Community Plan accomplishments quarterly; assist with continued development of Community Plan, provide network of resources for community partners; and market to and educate community on value of 40 Developmental Assets.

TIME COMMITMENT

Participate in Committee/Sub-committee meetings as scheduled and help plan and implement conferences, recognition events, and special projects.

THRIVE SUB-COMMITTEES

  • Marketing – create community awareness of THRIVE initiative and asset strategies.
  • Evaluation – monitor achievement of measurable outcomes.
  • Community Outreach – plan and facilitate asset-building activities, conferences and other special events.
  • Training – provide training and educational resources to community entities.