We build community. It's where our kids grow up.
Thrive’s mission is to build stronger and more engaged communities using education and science based facts to support youth development.
We are changing the way the world approaches ‘drug prevention.’ We believe there are no drug problems. There are life problems.
We work closely with the Cannabis Industry in developing a high standard of social responsibility and customer education.
We work closely with communities in reducing risk factors and building protective factors in support of positive youth development — we all have a stake in developing the ‘next greatest generation’ so they can thrive.
We help Communities and Youth thrive with;
Access to our Regional Community Builders (RCBs) who are trained in;
- community leadership,
- public policy,
- substance abuse prevention strategies,
- and education.
RCBs can facilitate the creation of community-based coalition groups and offer prevention organizations consultation on a wide variety of community building strategies, grant writing, and evidence-based programs.Learn more.
Cannabis Industry Services
We help the Cannabis Industry thrive with;
- social marketing & customer education
- community benefit plan consultations
- business advising and partnering
- community engagement
Got two minutes for an introduction from Matthew?
I just read your article in the paper, and I loved the way you framed the issue and discussed your future endeavors, very nicely done. I am writing to extend my gratitude for what you have done for GCSAPP and our community, as well as what you are going to continue to do for this and other communities. I wanted to extend a formal “thank you”, you and your work are greatly appreciated!Jessica Vogan
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
I look forward to seeing great things from you!
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Be true and speak with heart.
Show people who you are.
CourageBelieve in your gifts.
ReceptivenessAllow others to express their gifts.
Matthew S. Kuehlhorn, CPSII
Community Builder & Founder
I am a certified drug prevention specialist who firmly believes in legalizing marijuana. Why? I don’t believe there are drug problems – there are only life problems.