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Our Thrive Team has written on a variety of topics that focus on thriving.

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The 3 Religious and Spiritual Assets of Youth Thriving

By Pamela Ebstyne King | July 15, 2019

Pamela King shares the 3 dimensions of religion and spirituality that promote positive youth development.

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11 Warning Signs to Performance-Based Identity

By Benjamin Houltberg | October 24, 2018

Discover the warning signs that determine whether an athlete suffers from a performance-based identity.

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What My Parents Did Right (When It Came to Sports)

By Luke Davidiuk | August 5, 2016

Luke Davidiuk discusses the integral role his parents played in fostering positive youth development through sports.

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I Saw Virtues Cultivated as We Built a Home

By Rachel Falco | July 25, 2016

Rachel Falco shares her experience in witnessing elite athletes cultivate virtues and purpose as build a home for a family in Mexico.

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Christa Scholtz giving a mother keys to a new house

United by a Common Purpose

By Christina Scholtz | July 22, 2016

Christa Scholtz reflects on her experience of building a home for a family in Mexico, and the power serving others can have on purpose.

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Adolescents and Spirituality: Do Mountaintop Spiritual Experiences Really Make a Difference?

By Abigail Shepherd | July 20, 2016

Learn 3 ways caring adults can stimulate spiritual experiences and growth in teens.

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The 10 Commandments of Coaching

By Luke Davidiuk | May 30, 2016

Learn about the 10 research-backed techniques coaches can adopt to positively influence a young athlete’s development. 

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Asset Building in Youth: Do You Treat Them as Half Full or Half Empty?

By Pamela Ebstyne King | October 1, 2007

Explore how youth programs can help teens strengthen the developmental assets that contribute to their thriving.

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The Hopeful Lens of Positive Youth Development

By Pamela Ebstyne King | October 1, 2005

Learn how ministries can serve and empower youth facing trauma through a developmental systems approach.

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