Thrive Mat-Su employs a strengths-based approach to build protective factors on a community-level, by focusing on infrastructure development aimed at integrating prevention efforts at the family, school and community level, ensuring equitable access to quality youth engagement and enrichment activities, and increasing knowledge and resources to foster community youth development.


Key Strategies

All Youth & Families Have access to quality Programming & Resources.

Thrive Mat-Su envisions all Valley youth engaged in community-based, positive peer-to-peer programs that strengthen relationships and build connections. We strive to improve the infrastructure of youth-centered services around the Mat-Su Borough.

Highlighting Youth Leadership, Volunteerism & Service.

There are so many amazing accomplishments by Mat-Su Youth! Thrive Mat-Su wants to recognize and reward them, while offering opportunities for leadership and skills development, positive interaction, and advancing educational goals.

We believe with the proper support, all Mat-Su youth can reach their full potential.

The Be [You] Campaign: 78% of Mat-Su Youth Choose Not to Drink Alcohol. Find Out The real facts, How Be[You] promotes the positive, and ways to get involved here!


Community Support


Thrive Mat-Su supports local efforts related to our goal of addressing substance use in the community.


drug education books

Printed for Wasilla Police Department’s school outreach program .



Mat-Su Valley Resource Guides

Distributed to families in need.



of Alaska teens don’t drink

A statistic that we celebrate!

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Our Mission

Thrive Mat-Su will lead a data-driven coordinated community response to prevent and reduce underage substance use.

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