Description & History

Thrive Collective creates hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools. Our programs – Murals, Music, Media, and Mentors – connect artists and youth workers with local schools as teaching artists, art directors, and mentors. Project based learning and accredited curriculum integrate life and art skills in four kinds of experiences: in-school electives, after school clubs, seasonal intensives, and weekend warriors. 

In 2016, Thrive Collective’s core programs worked with 2,800 students in 23 schools, producing fifteen school murals totaling 7,000 square feet, three music recitals, forty student films, three film festivals, a South Bronx Arts festival, and a citywide Art Exhibit at the United Federation of Teachers; and 100% of graduating seniors from our School Mentors programs were accepted into college.


About the organization

Thrive Collective

Jeremy Del Rio
Executive Director
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