Tyler Rex, Thrive Upstate’s Executive Director joins other leaders selected from across the Upstate and surrounding area to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 28th class of Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). DLI graduates become Riley Fellows, members of a powerful, cross-sector, statewide leadership network that includes CEOs of corporations, mayors, city and county council members, legislators, school superintendents, pastors and rabbis, non-profit heads, chamber of commerce directors, and community leaders. See the full press release here:
DLI Class Press Release-Tyler Rex
Thrive Upstate Greenville Greeters were invited to Atlanta, Georgia to be a part of Microsoft’s Business Application Summit held on June 11, 2019. The Greeters welcomed thousands of attendees to the closing keynote session of the annual software summit, reminding everyone to find the joy in life.
Thrive Upstate will benefit from new Fall for Greenville Sponsor, Bank of America. $5000 will be awarded for our talented drummers to get instruments! Check out the radio.com article for more details:
Fall for Greenville Board Awards $5000 to Thrive Upstate
The City of Greenville and the Cancer Survivors Park recently provided an opportunity for Thrive Upstate participants to be a part of making their community great. Too often we deny individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to reap the intrinsic rewards of volunteerism and contributing to the community, simply because they lean on others for assistance in other areas of their life. Giving back to the community is a big part of Thriving in Life! The Thrive team worked side by side with the City of Greenville crew to plant, weed, work, and help beautify the wonderful Cancer Survivors Park.
Greenville Drive Game
We enjoyed a great afternoon at Fluor Field, “Greenville’s Front Porch.” The warm, sunny afternoon at the ballpark was perfect. Thanks again to AJ Gallagher & Co. for the tickets. Coincidentally, two individuals supported by Thrive Upstate started their jobs at Fluor Field the same day! It was really cool to have team Thrive both cheering in the stands and working behind the scenes…it captured exactly what we’re trying to accomplish with community integration.
Several hundred individuals and staff from Thrive Upstate joined Greenville County elementary, middle, and high schools for the 2019 Special Olympics held at Furman University on 4/24/19. Thrive Upstate was honored by having one of our individuals carry the Olympic torch to kick off the games.
Thrive Upstate participated in the “Festival of Friendship” at the J.L. Mann High School Track on Sunday, April 7th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. The event was free to attend and featured music, motivational speakers, games, food, and information booths from various organizations such as Thrive Upstate.
Thrive Upstate’s team of Head & Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) survivors and staff
put on an informative Brain Injury Awareness Event last week.
The stories they told and demonstrations of how the brain responds to injury were unforgettable.
Thrive Upstate staff, drummers and spectators gathered at NOMA Square, downtown Greenville on March 29th, 2019. It was our first “Drumming Up Awareness” event and a great way to end Disabilities Awareness Month.