- Bozeman Schools Foundation
- Project Connect
- YMCA - Hawks Nest
- United Way - kidsLINK
- School Resource Officers (SRO)
Enrich Teaching, Inspire Learning
The Bozeman Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and expanding Bozeman’s commitment to excellence in public education. In support of Bozeman School District #7, we supplement the traditional educational experience by providing additional resources to inspire, enrich, and reward the educational ambition of district students and educators. Among other initiatives, we empower teachers through grant programs and reward students through scholarships.
Building Community One Hello At A Time
Whether it’s seeing a warm smile at lunch, or having someone hold the door for you at the end of the day, small acts of recognition, kindness and appreciation can change the atmosphere of a school. We’re a group of community volunteers focused on connecting with K-12 students in our schools. We help create a culture of care, compassion, and inclusion in our schools so that all students feel welcome, acknowledged and connected.
Success for all children: at home, at school, and in life.
THRIVE's mission is for all children to have the opportunity to grow, succeed, and become valuable members of our community. Locally grown, nationally known; Thrive's programs have been developed right here in Bozeman to meet the needs of the families who call our valley home. Whether you are sixteen and pregnant or a seasoned parent raising high schoolers, we pride ourselves in providing quality, evidence-based programs - for all families - that are proven to get results.
Hawks Nest Early Learning Center
The mission of the Gallatin Valley YMCA is to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Hawk’s Nest is an Early Learning Center that strives to provide high-quality care for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years. It is our goal to support an environment for children where they can develop personal relationships, experiment, make choices, solve problems and develop age-appropriate social-emotional and self-help skills as well as develop school readiness skills. Our goal is to create a bond, a sense of belonging, and a voice between parents, children, and educators.
Hawk’s nest operates with the support of the Gallatin Valley YMCA as well as the Bozeman Public School District and is located on the Bozeman High School Campus. We offer care for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years, Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. We live the four YMCA values; Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.
kidsLINK After School Program
We offer working families before and after school programming for their children that is as safe as possible for students, staff, and families. The program provides a safe, caring environment that allows for nutritious snacks, outdoor play, quiet time and homework assistance, and various enrichment programs. The kidsLINK Afterschool staff is trained in various curricula, social-emotional learning, conflict resolution, health, well-being, academic enrichment, and STEM/STEAM. We strive to support students in multiple ways, encouraging them to find their spark in learning and expression. Programs take place on the school grounds directly after school until 5:45 pm.
Carefully Selected, Specifically Trained, and Properly Equipped
- Creating and maintaining safe, secure and orderly learning environments for students, teachers and staff.
- Establish a trusting channel of communication with the students, parents, and teachers .
- Serve as a positive role model to instill in student's good moral standards, good judgement and discretion, respect for other students, and a sincere concern for the school community.
- Promote citizen awareness of the law to enable students to become better informed and effective citizens, while empowering students with the knowledge of law enforcement efforts and obligations regarding enforcement as well as consequences for violations of the law.
- Serve as a confidential source of counseling for students and parents concerning problems they face as well as providing information on community resources available to them.
The SRO should be looked at as a resource to which the school community can turn. As such, the SRO fulfills three roles by using a triad approach. The officer acts as a law enforcement officer, an informal counselor, and a law-related presenter. As a law enforcement officer, the primary purpose is to "keep the peace." As a informal counselor, the officer provides resource guidance to students, parents, teachers, staff, and act as a link to support services both inside and outside the school. As a law-related presenter, the officer will share special law enforcement expertise by presentations in the classroom to promote a better understanding of our laws. Furthermore, the SRO also serves as positive role model for the students on campus during school hours and off campus at extracurricular activities.
To learn more about the SRO program contact SRO Sergeant, Hal Richardson:
office: (406) 582-2213