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Abounding Grace Ministries

Hoopin’ it since ’94

You might wonder how Thrive Sports has been organizing 3-on-3 basketball tournaments for 24 years, when it only launched officially last month. Here’s how. Collage from past AGM/Xcel tournaments. Jeremy produced his first basketball tournament in 1994 for Abounding Grace Ministries, and they’ve continued the Lower East Side tradition ever since. Accounting for one unfortunate…

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School Mentors Featured in NYC Service PSA

New York City’s new PSA promoting the need for more high school mentors features two of Thrive’s pioneering School Mentors: Jonathan Del Rio (Thrive Collective’s original muse) and Frederick Castleberry (GQ darling and Harlem Village Academies HS trailblazer). We love sharing our heroes with the rest of the City! HS students in our city need…

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The Power of a Hot Dog

Life consists of little things, consistently experienced over time. Eleven years ago, a neighborhood church started the movement that became Thrive Collective by sponsoring a year-end BBQ for the students and staff of PS/MS 34 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. No one expected murals, music, mentoring, and more to ensue as a result of those…

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Grace Multiplies

We are excited to Celebrate the Future with Abounding Grace Ministries this weekend as they commemorate their 25th year as a church and 35th year as a community ministry. Everything Thrive Collective is, every student and school we have served, is because of Abounding Grace Ministries’ investment in Jeremy Del Rio personally and their commitment…

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Father’s Day Gratitude

Shout out to all the incredible dads fathering their children well, and to all the uncles, grandfathers, brothers, cousins, neighbors, godfathers, mentors, coaches, teachers, clergy, youth workers, volunteers, single mothers, and all the rest who step up when dads are absent. Happy Fathers Day! This photo is of Jeremy Del Rio’s father Pastor Rick Del…

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Case Study: Abounding Grace Ministries

Ed. Note: The story of PS 34′s partnership with Abounding Grace Ministries and Generation Xcel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side remains the primary inspiration for 20/20 Vision’s school engagement paradigm. Includes narrative, photos, and educational outcome data. This case study was originally published in June 2011, before 20/20 incorporated. // MULTIMEDIA Inspiring a Movement In July…

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