THRIVE is a holistic education program for middle and high school students that promotes positive relationships. Our presentations are offered at no cost to schools and community groups in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

What is the THRIVE education program?

At THRIVE, we utilize a Whole Person Health approach which incorporates these six areas: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and financial. These focal points are interconnected and promote a well-rounded approach to life and relationships.  At THRIVE, we teach students to see themselves as a whole person in order to achieve optimal health and whole-hearted living.

REAL Essentials
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Our program uses the popular REAL Essentials curriculum published by The Center for Relationship Education. Schools and community organizations throughout the United States have been using this peer-reviewed resource for over two decades because it is consistently reliable, relevant and respectful. Our desire is for all young people to THRIVE not just survive in their relationships and lives.

Engaging Activities

THRIVE presentations include a variety of activities to keep students engaged. We acknowledge different learning styles and offer relevant education for a wide range of learners. Through games, demonstrations and thoughtful exercises, we strive to keep class-time interesting and informative.

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Meaningful Topics

THRIVE offers a variety of topics with the intention of starting meaningful discussions. Our program is designed to supplement your students’ health education. We work together with teachers and administrators to develop lesson plans that make sense for each group of students. A list of topics is detailed below.

Our Program Explores


Risk Prevention Strategies

Navigating Conflict

Relationship Red Flags

Setting Boundaries

Understanding Consent

Friendship, Dating & Love

Media Influences

Breakup Skills

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Presentations from THRIVE empower, encourage and educate students to desire, value and seek out healthy relationships.

Our certified Program Educators offer fun, engaging presentations that foster resilience, helping young people navigate today’s challenges. The stressors of post-COVID norms have included increased vulnerability to risky behaviors. As trauma-informed professionals, we partner with schools and community organizations to provide social and emotional health through relationship education.

“Teacher Talk”

What Local Public School Teachers are Saying:

“Students find it stressful to ask their parents about this topic and sometimes resort to finding their own answers through friends or the internet which obviously can’t always be trusted. Therefore, with this opportunity, you know that students will be getting factual information provided by THRIVE.”

“The information presented was very relevant for teens today and for some, was an eye opener. It was presented in an appropriate manner, and it was well received by our students.”

“The content is relevant; the stats are up-to-date. The staff is not only knowledgeable, but also very comfortable working with teens. The programs THRIVE offers are a great supplement to our current curriculum and reinforce what we are teaching. We have been using THRIVE for years and will definitely continue utilizing their services.”

“They provide a non-intimidating and fun atmosphere that the students really enjoy. This is not just another lesson; it’s a lesson that students talk about and look forward to. Many students have admitted that it’s difficult to discuss this topic with their parents or guardians and this lesson really teaches them some valuable information that will help them in the present and in the future. I can tell that the instructors from THRIVE are committed to their work and love their job.”

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a presentation in your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does THRIVE’s programming meet state health standards?

Absolutely. Real Essentials is in alignment with the CDC Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT).

What do students say about THRIVE?

“I learned a lot about mental health.”

“I feel that it is amazing that we have people that can teach us this.”

“I learned a lot!! Including the importance of being respectful and handling a conversation in a proper way to maintain my relationships. This is very important to me.”

Where is the THRIVE office located?

The THRIVE office is located at:

10 Zion’s Church Rd

Shoemakersville, PA 19555

All youth deserve information and skills to achieve healthy relationships and optimal sexual health. Contact us today to learn more about THRIVE:

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