New Leadership for Thrive Board of Directors

Sioux Falls Thrive, a cradle to career initiative working to ensure all kids in the metro area achieve their highest academic and career potential, has elected officers for the coming year. Lisa Beacom will chair the governance team, with Fred Slunecka moving up to...

New Thrive Team Good to Go!

Sioux Falls Thrive welcomed its new Out-of-School Time Action Team to orientation July 25. Fifteen team members -- who include representatives from the business, government, nonprofit, and faith-based sectors and community stakeholders -- are charged with improving...

Thive Accepting Applications for New Action Team

Sioux Falls Thrive ─ a cradle to career initiative aimed at eliminating obstacles to student success ─ is accepting applications from community members who want to ignite new strategies for kids when they’re not in the classroom. “In Sioux Falls, 84% of our children...

Registration is open for Thrive's Effective Team Manager training.  Don't even think about letting the summer pass by without honing your team leadership skills! Sioux Falls Thrive's next Effective Team Manager workshop is scheduled for August 6 - 8. You'll practice...

Student Safety Focus of Latest Thrive Study

Sioux Falls is a city of working parents. Here, 84% of school-age children live in families where all parents are in the workforce ─ a statistic that beats the national average by nearly 20%. With kids spending only 14% of their time in classrooms, what they’re doing...

Sioux Falls Thrive First Annual Report to the Community

2017 was Sioux Falls Thrive's first year in business. Like many who've shepherded a start-up, entrepreneurial zeal overcame most of our capacity challenges. Thrive's Board, Council, and staff are grateful for the support of dozens of volunteers and the corporate and...

Parents wanted for Student Safety survey

If you're a parent of a K-12 grade child in the metro area, or if you know someone who is, Thrive needs your help! Thrive has commissioned Augustana Research Institute to conduct a study on Student Safety -- not for the time our kids are in school, but for the 87% of...

Thrive Goes Strategic

Sioux Falls Thrive wasn’t trying to break the rules. It just outgrew its business plan a little too fast. So, a few months into startup, Thrive’s Board of Directors was already working on a three-year strategic plan. “It’s unusually quick timing,” says Deb Koski,...

Thrive Elects Officers for Coming Year

Deb Koski will serve as Sioux Falls Thrive's Board Chair in 2018. Sioux Falls Thrive’s first year was a short one! Nine months after seating its first board of directors, Thrive’s official year end rolled around, and it was time to elect new board officers. Deb Koski,...