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A Window into Playtesting with Teens

A Window into Playtesting with Teens

This week at iThrive, we had the opportunity to meet teens where they are by visiting US history and government classes at North Hollywood High School, Canoga Park High School, and Santa Paula High School in the Los Angeles area. The classroom experience is being...

From Our Founder: iThrive’s Origin Story

From Our Founder: iThrive’s Origin Story

In my life I’ve endured bullying, natural disasters, divorce, cancer in the family, accidents, surgeries, physical disability, and two near-death experiences. Still, I consider myself lucky. My life has never come to a standstill, and I have always picked myself up...

Animal Crossing: An Example In and Out of Game

Animal Crossing: An Example In and Out of Game

This blog post was written during the summer of 2019.  Last Tuesday, fans of the popular Animal Crossing series had their thirst for news of a new game quenched with the announcement of Animal Crossing: New Horizons at E3. While many were disappointed with the fact...

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Evolving Our Mission and Vision

Evolving Our Mission and Vision

As 2020 launches, I feel inspired, invigorated, and ready for the year to come. Upon reflecting deeply this last year with our team, collaborators, and thought partners, we have evolved our mission and vision. This evolution came out of a set of experiences that left...

Juvenile Justice System Project Aims to Support Black Youth

Juvenile Justice System Project Aims to Support Black Youth

At the core of our work at iThrive Games is our belief that solutions to social challenges lie with the people who experience them firsthand. That is why we are fiercely committed to co-designing with teens.  We recognize the brilliance of the teenage mind and the...

The Journal of Games, Self, and Society

The Journal of Games, Self, and Society

Encouraging interdisciplinary research, conversation, and community around how games, game design, and gameplay contribute to a deeper understanding of learning, health, and humanity  The Journal of Games, Self, & Society is a peer-reviewed journal created...

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