November 15, 2023 — Jonathan’s Path, a nonprofit organization that offers continuous services for teens in or aging out of foster care in Middle Tennessee, is pleased to announce a partnership with Thrive Tutoring, a leading tutoring service that provides one-on-one academic tutoring, test preparation, and special education advocacy. The collaboration aims to foster not only academic success but also the development of essential life skills such as critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving. 

“Teens in foster care bounce from home to home at the highest rate than any other age group. Bouncing homes cause these teens to change schools and are constantly falling further and further behind,” said Jonathan’s Path Co-Founder, Carrie DuRard. “Our partnership with Thrive Tutoring will ensure youth are able to get the extra support needed increasing their chance of making it to graduation, getting a GED or getting into college.” 

Katy Schmitt, CEO of Thrive Tutoring: “Our collaboration with Jonathan’s Path aligns with our mission to provide deserving students with the best possible educational support. Together, we can offer a high-quality educational experience that prepares students for success in school and beyond.”

Jonathan, Founder of Jonathan’s Path: “We are excited to join forces with Thrive Tutoring to create a comprehensive educational experience for students. By combining our strengths, we aim to empower students to thrive academically and personally.”

Foster teens and young adults in extension of foster care in Middle Tennessee can request tutor support via The Path Line hotline on Jonathan’s Path website or by calling 615.234.4904

About Jonathan’s Path:

Jonathan’s Path gives Middle Tennessee foster care youth ages 13 and up the opportunity of a new path—with a place to call home and a chance to dream. Jonathan’s Path fills a huge void of consistency teens face in foster care including, housing, support, direction and love. No paths are the same, but the love, stability, and support from Jonathan’s Path will be constant for every youth.

About Thrive Tutoring:

Thrive Tutoring is a leading tutoring service known for its commitment to academic excellence. With a team of highly qualified tutors, Thrive Tutoring provides personalized support to students across various subjects and grade levels, as well as personalized test prep. Thrive is dedicated to helping students build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to succeed in their academic journey.



Carrie DuRard, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Jonathan’s Path   615.414.1876