Financial inquiries (making payments, financial assistance, subsidy, etc.) are by appointment only, please contact our office to set up your appointment.
New Payment Method Available!!!
Payments to Thrive can now be made through online banking with credit unions. All you need to do is set us up the way you would for paying any other bill. Just type in Thrive Out of School and we should be there. If not then this option may not be available at your credit union. At this time this option is only available through credit unions.
Jennilee Grieg - Thrive Director
Thrive's Program Director has been working in After-school centers throughout the valley since 2000. In 2007, she opened Thrive Out of School Club in order to see children thrive in an after school program. Her desire is to see kids mentored rather than supervised and building skills, creativity and confidence rather than just being entertained. Jennilee has over 900 hours of child related training hours and is continuously seeking to learn new and different approaches for school age child development. She is passionate about nature and outdoor pursuits and believes all children should have regular interaction in nature.
Outside of Thrive time Jennilee can be found enjoying outdoor pursuits like rock climbing, kayaking and backpacking, or teaching kids and their leaders to do the same through Scouts Canada programs.
Connie Blackwood - Thrive Admin/Finance
Connie is the Administrative Assistant for Thrive. She spends much of her time behind the scenes but loves to work with the children as well. She has been involved with various children and teen ministries for the past 23 years. The latest one being a program called Rainbows which is designed to help children through the grief of losing a parent as a result of separation, divorce, death or abandonment. Watching the children grow and change in a positive way has been one of the most rewarding things about Thrive for her. Connie aspires to one day be a Christian Counselor focused on helping children and teens.
Connie’s favourite colour is blue and her favourite food is lasagna...so Garfield, watch out! Her favourite kids’ joke is “Knock Knock” “Who’s there?” “Boo” “Boo who?” “Please don’t cry. It’s only a joke.” When she is not at Thrive she loves to swim, read, write, play pool and play games.