Welcome to the Thrive Center

Helping youth discover

a thriving life

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Call for Proposals

Character Strength Interventions for Adolescents

Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development

Awards of $150,000–300,000

Application materials due: May 1, 2018

 

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The Thrive Center is a multidisciplinary research center at Fuller Theological Seminary

We engage in empirical research to discover new knowledge that promotes thriving in adolescence. Thrive has a strong tradition of research in positive youth development, character virtue and strengths, moral development, and we are particularly interested in the role of faith and religion as a resource for thriving. Our purpose is to develop resources to help those who are dedicated to caring for youth and social change.

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Positive Youth Development

Youth thrive in a positive environment

Purpose-Based Identity

From performance to purpose

Character Identity

How can we cultivate character strengths?

Moral Growth

What creates our moral map, and where is it leading us?

Virtue Development

8 virtues that really matter

Spiritual Thriving

Where faith and science meet

Research that changes the world forever.

Distinct Research Projects

Our researchers pioneer new ways to promote human thriving. Like a phone app that nurtures character, or studying how prayer is a path to broader generosity.

The CharacterMe App

A mobile app that develops emotional awareness and regulation, and helps youth cultivate virtues like patience.

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Call for Proposals

Proposals needed that engage scholars and practitioners to promote virtue development in adolescents.

Funded projects will develop scientifically rigorous virtue interventions for adolescents that can be implemented in diverse settings.

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All Projects

Helping humanity develop and thrive

72

Of young people are seeking spiritual development

28

Leaders and young people impacted last year alone

95

Publications on how young people can thrive

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