Thrive on finding the good

Child news anchors, happy people and heartwarming stories

Microphone wielding child news anchors are interviewing adults about all kinds of things in the Gallatin Valley – things like hope, creativity, giving back and the generosity of the community.

Randash Auto is the presenting sponsor of the series of videos called “On the Bright Side with Thrive” that shines a light on the nonprofit’s goal to build on the strengths of kids and families and find the positives in any situation – including COVID.

“This campaign is meant to focus on the light, the good, the positive things happening all around us and share them with our community,” the website description says.

The project is 10 episodes in and all kinds of heartwarming stories have been shared – a fundraising for an adoption, shoe donations, local restaurants donating food to people struggling.

Two hundred forty five Child Advancement Project (CAP) Mentors in the Gallatin Valley have been meeting their mentees virtually. This spurred some creativity by a CAP Mentor, who created a scavenger hunt for her mentee, which was discussed on the show.

Thrive is asking for help in sharing the light– “Your story could be featured on an episode!”

Story ideas include:

• Kids learning a cool new skill

• Someone, or a kid doing something charitable for someone or an organization

• Creative ways kids are staying connected

• How kids are creatively making the best of the pandemic situation

• Kids creating new play spaces – (Think MTV Cribs Playspace Edition)

• Kids performing a talent

• Neighbors helping neighbors

• Kids overcoming obstacles

• Lemonade stands raising money

• Mask sewing initiatives

• Any kid led projects

• Any story that highlights a positive impact on our community

For more information call 406-587-3840 or email

All episodes can be found on YouTube under “On the Bright Side with Thrive."

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