What We Do - Mission and Initiatives

Thrive Clermont’s 2017 programs 

for Teenagers in South Lake County

Teen Summit 2017

October 16, 2017

With presenting partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties

Building on the success of the 2016 Teen Summit, we plan to grow this all day personal development conference.  The Teen Summit offers attendees the opportunity to try new things and learn new skills in a fun and entertaining day. Please click the link below for a description and photos of Teen Summit 2016.

Summer Teen Popups 

In partnership with local businesses and sponsored by the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, we organized small group meetups in the Historic Downtown and Waterfront Park areas to connect Teens with social, hobby and recreational interests.  These Popups were a low cost / low commitment opportunity to try a new activity or hobby.

For more information about the Summer PopUps Click here


One Day Closer – College Prep Series

Late Summer/Fall 2017

With supporting partners:

Community Foundation of South Lake & Sylvan Learning Center

This Series supports South Lake County students in planning for and navigating the college application/financial aid process. Planned sessions will include:

  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • How to research and evaluate colleges
  • Navigating the financial aid maze
  • Open help sessions with experienced guidance counselors

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship recipents!


Thrive Clermont’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will play a critical role in the planning and implementation of the 2017 Initiatives as well as assisting in the development of future programming. TAC applications are being accepted on our website ThriveClermont.org.  This unique volunteer opportunity is open to any teen ages 13 or older that have not yet graduated from high school.  We have a few spaces left so get involved today!