Thrive and the CAP Program
Oct 29, 2021 6:45 AM
Andrea Lawrence & Brittany Eilers - Thrive
Thrive and the CAP Program

Andrea is a Montana native who graduated from MSU with a BS in Applied Psychology. Currently the CAP Coordinator for Gallatin High School and Chief Joseph Middle School, Andrea has worked as the assistant to the director of MSU’s Women’s Center, as a CAP mentor, and most recently as Thrive’s intern. She is passionate about helping others and is excited to be joining the Thrive family. When she’s not working, you will find Andrea cross-country skiing, reading, quilting, and spending time with her cats, Louis and Hugh.

Brittany has a passion for working to strengthen families and provide opportunities for children. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Cal Poly. She has volunteered with CAP, Befrienders, Alzheimer’s Association of Montana, Leadership Bozeman, and the Bozeman Public Library. In her free time, you’ll find her hiking local trails with her husband, reading, cheering on her favorite college football teams, puzzling, birding, and exploring the great state of Montana.

Thrive provides families with the resources, tools, and support to raise healthy, successful children. In their talk, Andrea & Brittany will give an overview of Thrive, sharing its mission, programs, and community impact. They will highlight the school-based mentoring program, Child Advancement Project (CAP), discussing what it is, how it works to support local children, the adaptations it made during the pandemic, and why the connections it fosters are more important than ever.