We develop and disseminate evidence-based interventions for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Youths thrive by improving their mental health, academic grades, and social relationships.
Our Thrive! Fellows, trained youth lay-providers, are the foundation of our work. They deliver our Project Thrive! program to young people in school settings.
Thrive! Supervisors provide extra mental health support for students in our programs and, in some cases, refer young people to expert mental health care.
The Thrive! Network is our network of mental health experts with deep contextual and cultural knowledge. They act as our bridge with the healthcare system.
Rather than targeting psychopathology, our flagship Project Thrive! program focuses on building positive character strengths shown to improve mental health and other aspects of wellbeing. Youths are taught about growth, gratitude, and value affirmations, and learn important problem-solving skills to help them navigate future difficulties. In this way, Project Thrive! helps equip at-risk youths in places without formal mental health care with the tools they need to overcome life's challenges.