Girls Thrive offers Helena girls confidence, belonging

Mariah Thomas

Rosie Ramirez is a junior at Carroll College, and she has an impressive list of achievements. She’s on the cheer team, competed for Miss Montana and Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen – winning awards in both competitions – and is studying to be a middle school science teacher. 

But behind Ramirez’s achievements is a program that she credits with giving her the confidence to try new things: Girls Thrive. 

“By trying so many things through Girls Thrive, you wire your brain to try things you wouldn’t do otherwise,” Ramirez said. 

She added the program – which she’s been part of since about 2015 – offered her a safe space as she tried her hand at a number of opportunities. Ramirez currently serves on the program’s board and as a mountain biking coach.

Girls Thrive is a nonprofit organization that’s been around since 2010, according to the Program and Operations Manager, Elaina Brassanini-Summers. 

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