Faith is taking the first step when you don't see the whole staircase.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 09-17-2014

THRIVE tries to provide all of our students with high-quality resources that enable them to experience success in school. To do so, we need access to a wide variety of tools and materials!

The reality is that the VSB is only able to provide us with around $30 per student each year. As those funds cover only a small fraction of our actual expenses, we rely on support from others to achieve our goals. Donations from families, friends of the program and the Nootka PAC have helped us a lot over the years!

The remainder of this page introduces a couple of our current needs and outlines how people who wish to help out may contribute.


The debut of The Challenge Center at the beginning of 2014 signified a major enhancement of THRIVE's approach to individualized programming — and there will be new costs associated with it (if it is to run as envisioned).

This initiative encourages kids (and families) to take-on structured learning challenges that we think they will find to be worthwhile and interesting. We don't want cost to prevent a child from taking on one of these challenges. In addition, we plan to recognize significant milestones (i.e. the 25th and 50th point earned) in ways that each child will find meaningful. For some, it may be a trophy or plaque. For others, it may be a gift certificate, class party, book prize or special field trip.

Although we are still in the first full year of the program, we estimate that the total cost of running the Challenge Center will be between $750 to $1000 per year.


Have you got an older iPod Touch, a paper cutter, or some small headphones sitting around that you no longer need? If they're working well, consider donating them to us!


Following standard VSB policy, THRIVE is able to offer a Charitable Tax Receipt for donations of $50 or more. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you'd like to discuss anything you see here or donate towards a project.