Our Mission

About Thrive In 5 Boston

Kindergarten Readiness for All of Boston’s Children

Launched in 2008 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Thrive in 5 was Boston’s citywide movement to ensure children from families of all races, ethnicities, incomes, abilities, and languages have the opportunities and support they need for success in school and beyond.

Working in partnership with stakeholders from all sectors that impact a child’s life, we have built nationally recognized, replicable models to advance best practices in three key areas:

1.) Family Engagement through Parent Leadership (Boston Children Thrive)

2.) Quality Early Education and Care (Ready Educators)

3.) Universal Child Development Screening (Screen to Succeed)

Thrive in 5 is proud of our legacy, and we are pleased to pass the torch to new leaders committed to ensuring that all of Boston’s young children are ready for success—in school and in life.