Kids are not just kids. They’re adults in the making. At THR!VE, we raise the bar so kids are challenged to reach for it, grab it, and pull themselves far beyond, moving them from eager to I-can-do-anything.
THR!VE takes the time to discover and nurture your child’s individual interests and talents through a one-on-one mentor-relationship, dramatically increasing their confidence and preparing them for the exciting journey of lifelong learning.
THR!VERS are 100% convinced that they – as individuals – are special, unique, deeply cared for and overflowing with potential to positively affect their life, their community and their world.
THR!VERS look at school – and learning in general – through a new set of eyes, motivated to give only the very best of themselves to their school work, their hobbies and their families, understanding that little successes breed big successes.
THR!VERS are freshly inspired by the wonder – the WOW factor – of the amazing world they live in, driven to learn all they can, while at the same time eagerly focused on their self-identified personal learning and living goals.
THR!VERS are bursting with excitement and confidence over their newfound interests and talents, and their fresh perspectives on the many ways these can be expressed, developed and celebrated now and throughout their lifetime.
Born and raised in Halifax, Wendy Birt has 9 years of experience achieving outstanding results as a teacher, leader, mentor and inspirer of children and youth.
She is a licensed elementary school teacher with a particular fondness for the upper elementary grades, and graduated at the top of her class in May 2013 receiving the prestigious President’s Prize from MSVU. Since 2007, Wendy has founded and directed two wonderfully successful youth choirs – both with a strong mentorship component – including the Spryfield Girls’ Chorale who earned impressive invitations to perform on a float in the Holiday Parade of Lights in downtown Halifax and to sing at Government House for The Honourable Mayann Francis, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and other dignitaries.
To date, Wendy has poured her heart and soul into the lives of over 200 children, many who are now teenagers and continue to stay in close touch with her.
As a teacher by trade and a mentor at heart, she truly thrives on getting to know children for the individuals they are, and then inspiring and supporting them in becoming the absolute best versions of themselves possible.
If your child is in grade 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, able to participate fully in all planned activities without your support, eager to become the best they can be but could benefit from a boost in confidence and inspiration, then absolutely!
Absolutely not! The personalized mentorship, encouragement and deep confidence building, paired with the rich weekly excursions all over the province make THR!VE’s 10-week signature program an eye-opening and truly life-changing experience.
THR!VE runs three distinct 10-week sessions every school year: in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Families can register their child in one session or multiple sessions. In any given session, children attend twice a week for the 10 weeks. On Thursdays from 3:45-8:30, the whole group goes on a trip. On either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:45-5:30, smaller groups gather on-site for mentorship which encompasses relationship building, character education and life skills training, public speaking and leadership training, unique guest speaker experiences and so much more. Each 10-week session concludes with a dazzling closing ceremony at a local concert hall.
Yes! Compared to most extra-curriculars, THR!VE offers exceptional value and results. Scroll down to find out about our competitive tax-free pricing and flexible payment plan options.