Skip to content

Together We Can Help

YOUTH THRIVE

We work at the intersection of science and spirituality to help youth thrive.

OUR MISSION

We promote a vision of human thriving based on science and spirituality by creating resources to inspire, educate and equip those who care for kids.

Check Out Our Latest Resources

DACA Resources

thrive_daca-immigration-resources-FP

Learn how you can mentor and support DACA and immigrant youth as they experience anxiety and stress in the current socio-political climate.

Thrive Blog

thrive-parenting-blog-header

Get the latest research on positive youth development and learn the key ways to help your teens grow into responsible and fulfilling adults.

Latest Publication

king_jra-processes-RS-adolescents-FP

Drs. Sam Hardy and Pam King capture the latest research on religion and spirituality as potential assets for youth thriving in their recent special issue.

Thrive Science

Our Approach

The Thrive Center for Human Development is a multidisciplinary research center within the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. The Center has a strong tradition of research in the areas of positive youth development, character virtue and strengths, moral development, and religious and spiritual development.

Our Thrive Model in the simplest form posits that thriving cannot be achieved without spiritual practices that build virtuous habits and identity. Our goal is to convert our research into tools to promote thriving, put those tools into the hands of those who care for youth and measure the impact of those tools on the youth thriving.

Web-1920-–-2

Our Research Focuses on 3 Main Areas

Spirituality
& Wisdom

Inspire young people to develop character and moral virtues to equip them to live with meaning and purpose.

DOWNLOAD FREE

Emotion Regulation
& Well Being

Give the young people you serve a toolbox of healthy emotional habits that last a lifetime.

DOWNLOAD FREE

Purpose-Based
Identity

Promote a greater sense of purpose and meaning to help young people positively impact the world.

DOWNLOAD FREE

Thrive Partnerships