By Barbara Rowley

BIG SKY – Four local organizations have announced a new partnership that will fund two new programs and positions in the Big Sky School District. The Big Sky School District, Thrive, The Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and Women in Action are working together to bring two popular school-based programs to the Big Sky School District.

One, the CAP Mentor program, matches adults with students in a mentorship program for all abilities during the school day. The other, the Parent Liaison program, works with parents, teachers and administrative staff to assist parents and teachers in working together for kids in the classroom. Both programs were developed by Bozeman-based Thrive, which has operated programs in Bozeman schools for 25 years.

As a result of these new initiatives, two new half-time positions (or one full-time position) are being created. Thrive, which will hire the positions and oversee the programs in Big Sky, is looking for candidates with experience in the schools and in working with families. The programs and positions will be based out of the Ophir and Lone Peak High Schools.

For more information on the positions visit allthrive.org/about-us/job-openings-2.