– “Measuring Hope in Thurston County”
“Hope Thurston, an initiative and offshoot of Thurston Thrives, will use hope theory to measure hope and improve lives in Thurston County.”
“Hope Thurston is an initiative that focuses on improving the lives of Thurston County residents by recognizing the importance of hope in a person’s ability to thrive. The project, which is based on concepts put forward by hope theory, scientifically furthers the mission of Thurston Thrives to improve public health and safety in the county, by South Sound Business.
– “Thurston Youth WIN! Program”
“The Thurston Youth WIN! (Work Involvement Now!) Program was initiated by the Stormwater Utility in 2012 to help pair up youth groups looking for service projects with activities that would benefit our local communities and water resources.
“All of us—our neighborhoods, farms, businesses, fish and wild animals—depend on clean streams, lakes, and drinking water sources.
“The Stormwater Utility firmly believes that youth participation in Thurston Youth WIN! service projects is beneficial to the residents of unincorporated Thurston County and to the participants involved. Youth groups have the opportunity to earn a stipend upon completion of approved stormwater-related community projects,” quoting Thurston County.