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Strategic Direction

Investing, Developing and Amplifying Tools for Thriving

As of 2014, Thrive devotes its resources exclusively to disadvantaged youth, ages 10-18. Our goal is to be responsive to the needs and challenges of these young people and the caring adults who serve them.  Our new work builds on research we funded earlier in our history into the science of thriving, which is defined as “a forward, purposeful motion towards achieving one’s full potential.”  In our view, thriving is based on achieving the optimum rather than on the avoidance of negative outcomes. And, at its core is the relationship between the caring adult and the young person.