THRIVE is a free-to-the-community, multi-disciplinary, pediatric obesity intervention program focused on educating our community about the pursuit of healthy lifestyles.

Our goal is to normalize physical activity, healthy eating, and emotional health in an effort to help our participants live long, independent, and productive lives.

We hope that by engaging in this program, individuals will become more: Tenacious, Hardworking, Resilient, Independent, Vigorous, and Empowered.

Families with students in 3rd-12th grade are welcome & encouraged. 

Session Dates and Times:

  • Each session is 4 weeks and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • after school.
  • Transportation will be available from Dorchester County Public Schools to Heirloom Athletics.
  • Session 1: September 13th – October 6th
  • Session 2: October 25th – November 17th
  • Session 3: January 17th – February 9th
  • Session 4: March 7th – March 30th

*All sessions will be held at Heirloom Athletics at 419 Academy St in Cambridge, unless otherwise specified.

Who will be working with my child?

THRIVE is a community partnership between:

  • UMMS Shore Regional Pediatrics
  • Heirloom Athletics
  • Foods For Thought LLC
  • Marshy Hope Family Services, and
  • Dorchester County Health Department. 

How do I sign up my child for a session?

We will be organizing sessions into cohorts based on age and grade ranges.

We are interested in anyone in grades 3 through 12.

Please click any of the Join the Waitlist! buttons on this page to let us know you and your child are interested in this program!

You can also call 410-228-0235 with any questions. Spanish-speaking assistance is available.

There is no charge to the participants for these sessions.

We hope that by engaging in this program, individuals will become more: Tenacious, Hardworking, Resilient, Independent, Vigorous, and Empowered.

Volunteer for THRIVE:

We believe that introducing THRIVE participants to community members like YOU is an important part of the education we want to provide.

Whether you own or run a business in town, have a fun skill or hobby, or solely desire to be involved in the pursuit of the betterment for the next generation of our county’s leaders, WE WANT TO PARTNER WITH YOU.

Please fill out this google form to specify any areas you are interested with getting involved!

Do you have any additional thoughts, ideas, or questions? If so, please fill out this form.

We are specifically looking for just 1 hour of your time per 4-week session.

(And just because you make yourself available for one session, doesn’t mean you are making yourself available for every session.)

We understand that the sustainability of this program relies on our ability to not overburden our network of supporters.  We know your inclusion is valuable, and we respect your time.  

Please consider getting involved and understand that we recognize personal boundaries around availability and time.

Please forward this page URL and/or the form URLs to 3 people who need to hear about this program.

Together we can shift the tides of our youth. Thank you.