ADVANCING THE WAY
GAMES ADVANCE US
The iThrive Games Foundation works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health. We strive to foster and enhance empathy, creative thinking, problem-solving, and other social and emotional skills using games.
We apply co-design, evidence-based practices, and systems thinking to drive innovation around games as a medium for change, growth, and exploration of self and the wider world. We embrace diverse perspectives and believe in building supportive, inclusive, and equitable communities.
Our team of social and emotional learning experts, game developers, psychologists, and mental health professionals collaborates and co-designs with teens, game developers, publishers, studios, and universities to create meaningful and equitable game-based learning experiences. We partner both with teens and the people and organizations who impact the gameful spaces they inhabit.
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Kelli Dunlap is the director of mental health research and design at iThrive Games. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and directs iThrive's mental health and game development initiatives. On Tuesday, February 12, games publisher Activision stated it would...read more
(Yes, it is possible!) iThrive Games works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health. That is why I was so excited at the opportunity to partner with Paul Darvasi, a teacher at Royal St. George’s College in Toronto and...read more
We have kicked off 2019 with a website redesign! Our shiny, user-friendly website features a new look and new content. Our mission remains the same. iThrive Games Foundation works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health....read more
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