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How do youth develop into
THRIVING adults?

We conduct the research and develop the tools that allow
youth to go from merely existing to truly thriving.


Who are we? Learn more about the mission of the Thrive Center, meet our founders, and read about the faculty, staff, and students that make up our team, and find our contact information.


What does it mean to thrive?
Our goal is to conduct research that will help us answer this question
and develop practical resources that can help youth achieve their full potential.


We want to create an intersection for our research and adults who invest in youth. Our aim is to develop practical resources for and relationships with those in the community in order to put our research into practice.

The Spark

Visit our blog, The Spark, to read posts from our staff and guest contributors that cover various topics of thriving from positive youth development to cognitive science, and everything in between.

There Are
Children in the world today

(That’s 2.2 billion)

We Have

Faculty researchers
Doctoral Student Researchers
Active Research Projects
Academic publications & presentations

Dedicated to helping youth thrive.

The Thrive Feed

@ThriveCenter on Twitter