Alleviating poverty in our community


Reducing poverty by building skills and relationships that strengthen families & individuals

Alleviating poverty in our community


Reducing poverty by building skills and relationships that strengthen families & individuals

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Thrive! Jackson County (Kansas)

brings people from all economic levels together to understand the challenges and strengths of living in poverty.  Workshops and teams lay the foundation for individuals and families to thrive in Jackson County.  


Thrive! is relation-based.  Healthy relationships provide support in times of trouble, celebration in times of joy, and accountability to goals.  Intentional friendships across economic levels promote the success in this journey.


Meetings are held weekly on Thursday evenings, starting with supper at 5:45pm and workshops at 6:30pm.  Meals and childcare are free to all participants.  Location is Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton, Kansas.


January and February - An orientation session for potential mentors meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays during January and February.  Called Conversations, this discussion group explores poverty issues and potential solutions presented in Scott Miller's book, Until It's Gone.  Participants have the opportunity to submit applications to be Allies (mentors) at the end of the session and continue on to Ally Training.


March thru June - Leaders (low-income) will meet weekly to explore where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there.  Upon successful completion, graduates  team up with two mentors to work together to accomplish the goals.

 

March thru June - After successful completion of Conversations, mentors (middle- and upper-class) will meet for Ally training on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays.  Here, they will learn about the perceptions and realities of poverty and how to become an intentional friend.

About Us

Location

Evangel United Methodist Church

227 Pennsylvania Ave

Holton, KS 66436

Questions?

thrive.jacksoncounty@gmail.com

227 Pennsylvania, Attn: Thrive!

Holton, KS 66436

Day & Time

Thursdays 

Supper 5:45-6:20pm

Workshops 6:30-8pm