Thank You For Your Support - update on Thrive Center at SAMOHI

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters -

We want to thank you for supporting the Thrive Center @ Samohi in this year's LA2050 Challenge.  The bad news is that we didn't win.  The good news is that The Thrive Center concept will still move forward.  And, with your help, we made it to #4 in our category.  Together, we significantly raised public awareness about the mental health crisis faced by children in our community.  We must keep this momentum going. 

Forward-thinking programs like the Thrive Center @ Samohi will someday become the new norm because we are, once again, at the forefront of a movement to help children and families thrive.  We are part of a network of innovators working across the nation to build new, more effective models to address youth mental health.  

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We want to give a special shout out to Eva Mayoral, the inspiring principal who leads Samohi.  Eva and her team are on the ground daily with a highly diverse and energetic group of over 3,000 teens in the heart of Santa Monica.  We are indeed fortunate & looking forward to 2016.

- Santa Monica Cradle to Career