Thrive Clermont Inc

Empowering Teens to Succeed!

aka Thrive Clermont Inc`   |   CLERMONT, FL   |  ThriveClermont.org

Mission

Thrive Clermont, located in Clermont, Florida, is a charitable youth engagement organization whose mission is "Empowering Teens to Succeed". Thrive’s programs positively impact students in five main areas: 1) Key Life Skills, 2) Career and/or College Readiness, 3) Experiential Leadership Training, 4) Community Engagement and Volunteering and 5) Emotional and Mental Health and Wellness. All our programming reflects Thrive Clermont’s core values: 1) Inclusiveness, 2) Equality, 3) Innovative thinking and 4) Organic, teen-driven growth.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Summer PopUps programs meets on four Tuesday evenings in June. Each evening there are 8 to 10 workshop/activities for the teens to choose to attend. So, within the main program there are 32 to 40 workshops that have the capacity to address 10 to 12 students. The Adulting Series Workshops meet on four Monday evenings in the fall and two in the spring. Each evening provides 4 to 8 local professionals time to share their experiences and skills. Each evening is designated to one of these topics: Personal Finance and budgeting, Trade Careers, Entrepreneur Careers, and a final evening for Local Professionals Q&A Panel to address the questions from teens. Each evening has the capacity for 40 students. The Teen Advisory Council is a six-month commitment and has increased in size each year. Currently Thrive has the capabilities of supporting 20 students with extended training in leadership and community involvement. The open applications process is in January and August.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director/ Immediate Past President/Founder

Sheri Lewin

Main address

614 E Hwy 50 #183

CLERMONT, FL 34711 USA

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EIN

47-5506899

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many students graduate high school without skills and knowledge to navigate into adulthood successfully. The public school systems lack the funds to provide further training to address the financial equity and college/career choices that teens will face. According to The Pew Research Center, www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/04/how-american-parents-balance-work-and-family-life-when-both-work/, about four-in-ten full-time working mothers say they spend too little time with their kids. By comparison, 18% of part-time working mothers and 11% of non-working mothers say the same. For their part, working fathers are significantly more likely than working mothers to say they spend too little time with their children – fully half of full-time working fathers say this is the case. Thrive Clermont was created to fill in the gap to provide information and skill-building opportunities to advance their self awareness and prepare them for post high school living.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer Pop Ups

Thrive's annual Summer PopUps are evening activities and workshops for area teens to venture out into the community to socialize while they are learning new skills and meeting new friends of similar interests. These PopUps offer teens evenings to unplug and explore possibilities in Downtown Clermont, Downtown Groveland, and virtually.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Thrive’s Adulting workshops build a foundation for students to navigate their path to personal and financial success. Focused on financial education and career exploration, the workshops offer students the opportunity to interact with community members in a wide range of careers to increase knowledge and confidence as they make decisions on their journeys to success. Past workshops have included:
Personal Finance/Budgeting , Entrepreneur Panels, Exploring the Trades, Find Your Fit, Careers in Health and Wellness Panel as well as Careers in Real Estate.

Population(s) Served

Thrive’s TAC members are selected from applicants representing all area high schools and the homeschooling community through application and interview process. This Council plays a key role in planning and implementing a wide variety of growth opportunities for their peers. Working behind the scenes, our TAC members partner with adult mentors to get hands on experience in implementing community programming. Including teens in this way supports their development of social competencies, purposeful use of time, and self-esteem. All while helping to connect our teen population in the community.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents

Where we work

Awards

Ann Dupee -Gem of the Hills 2017

South Lake Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Edyth Bush Institute Member 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The main programs allow break out groups over a series of evenings. The goal is to be consistent with activities while offering a variable amount of subjects to target College/Career readiness.

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our programs will advance students to increase economic mobility by increasing key life skills, providing personal finance education, and contributing to career/college readiness.

Since 2016 over 1,500 students have attended 42 open events and programs in addition to the monthly leadership and mentoring meetings of our Teen Advisory Council. Thrive's programs strengthen many of the assets of the “40 Key developmental assets identified for adolescents” as presented by the Search Institute for Healthy Youth.
www.search-institute.org/our-research/development-assets/

These assets include external factors (Support, Empowerment, Boundaries & Expectations, and Constructive Use of Time) and internal factors (Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competency, Positive Identity)

"Developmental relationships are the roots of young people’s success.", Search Institute


We believe that by offering year round programming we can help show teens that they can learn new skills, prepare for life after high school, and make a positive impact on their world.

Our values:
Inclusiveness, Equality, Innovative thinking, Teen Driven Growth with Experiential Learning

Our Impact:
Key life-skills, Career/College readiness, Leadership Training, Community Engagement and support of Physical, Emotional and Mental health.

Our organization has been steadily growing since 2016 and we have attracted a number of volunteers who share our vision and mission to empower teens in our community. Though we are still developing, early financial support from local donors and businesses, as well as grant funders has helped us move from a seasonally operating organization in 2016 to year round operations in 2019.

Through our programs:

Teen Advisory Council, Summer PopUps, Adulting Series, and our Teen Talk publications written by teens for teens.

Since 2016, our youth development programs have helped 1800+ teens in south lake county gain skills and knowledge in areas that include: Financial literacy, Leadership, Life-skills and Career/College readiness.

Since 2016 over 1,500 students have attended 42 open events and programs in addition to the monthly leadership and mentoring meetings of our Teen Advisory Council.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Thrive's programs offer teens the ability to not only enhance their socialization skills, but also build on an established foundation as they progress towards adulthood and prepare for the challenges that come with life beyond high school. Our TAC, or Teen Advisory Council, is a group made up of local teens that make a 6-month commitment serving Thrive Clermont while gaining real-world leadership experience, valuable life and team skills. TAC members serve on subcommittees of their choice and support community engagement all while making a difference in their area and adding to their resumes and college applications. Through TAC teens cultivate presentation skills, shadow community leaders, gain valuable leadership experience, and so much more.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After reviewing the feedback from our Teen Summit Conferences from the past three years, we adapted our program to fit the needs and desires of both the attendees and the instructors. The all day conference has now become a four night program workshop. By adapting these changes we have increased our attendance and allowed more one on one instructional assistance. The impact on the individual attendee has been recorded as a positive change.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Thrive Clermont Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Zollweg

Brian Zollweg

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company

Sheri Lewin

Thrive Clermont, Inc.

Mary Lachiusa

Cashwell Accounting

Dr. Tanya Armstrong

University of Central Florida

Kenny Lambourdiere

BB&T now TRUIST

Kerry Postel

Abacus Business Solutions

Josephine Eisenberg

JE Consulting

Lindsay Parks-Neel

Lindsay Parks Photography

Dr. Danielle Archer

Archer Counseling

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/3/2021,

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.