helping young adults pursue happiness
The Thrive Project is a a not-for-profit adult learning, career, and community/cultural center based in Turners Falls, a former mill town in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Thrive focuses on able young adults, ages 18 to 30, who want to make any number of changes in their lives, but who find that after they turn 18, there are few resources to help them do so. These people deserve a chance to live better and participate more; to thrive instead of just survive.
Thrive provides young (and not-so-young) adults with experiences, inspiration, support, and role models. Through free services that include tutoring, training, and standardized-test preparation; apprenticeships with local artisans, tradespeople, businesses; grants and scholarships; and art making and, Thrive also offers a place to use computers, get and give advice, research careers, and engage with others in a variety of productive and inspiring ways.
The Thrive Project’s ultimate goals are twofold: to serve Thrivers in Turners Falls and throughout Franklin County, and to create a replicable model of an adult-growth center for non-urban communities nationwide.