The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) believes in the importance of supporting student and adult mental and emotional well-being as a key driver for academic and career success. To support this the WDE, in partnership with many stakeholders throughout Wyoming, has built THRIVE. The THRIVE (Think through decisions, Respect for others, Inspire action, Value relationships, Elevate Oneself) framework will support districts, schools, and out-of-school providers with building systems and student competencies that support their mental and emotional well-being. The framework is designed to support building student and adult competencies (knowledge, skills, and mindsets) and the conditions for success that adults create to support competencies associated with mental and emotional well-being.
2023-24 School Year Pilot Information
The 2023-24 THRIVE Pilot is now underway. The WDE has selected six sites to pilot the framework. Pilot sites include schools and school districts. WDE will provide free virtual training for coaches and leadership teams from August 2023 to May 2024.