DESIGN THINKING SPURS SYSTEMS CHANGE

Give your students the experience of creating positive social change using iThrive Studio, a design thinking and social and emotional learning experience. Harness the power of games for learning, growing, and connecting using our game design studio process, which engages teens in self-reflection and systems change.
When you host an iThrive Studio at your school or teen-serving organization, we partner with you to create opportunities for teens to recognize and apply their strengths while exercising their creativity in designing games and learning new ways to approach problem-solving with art, design, storytelling, and systems thinking.

CREATIVITY UNLEASHED

Our in person or virtual iThrive Studio model engages teens in using and expanding their social and emotional skills while they play, analyze, and design games. 
Bringing iThrive Studio to your classroom:
  • Offers teens opportunities to voice their experiences and express themselves through the art of game design
  • Reinforces teens' development of design, technology, and collaborative skills
  • Builds teens' social and emotional skills
  • Creates an opportunity for teens to use systems thinking to understand the world and how to change the world for good

SHOW US YOUR CREATIVITY!

Amplify your voice by answering our monthly writing prompt. We'll share selected stories on our website and social media. This month's prompt: What have you learned about yourself, your community, or society as a result of COVID-19?

SHARE YOUR STORY

INSTAGRAM FEED

Clans. Guilds. Legions. Teams. Each of these in-game features invite video game players to bond, progress, and build with others in a tight-knit community. ⁣⠀
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Reflecting on their experience playing #Bungie’s Destiny 2 during quarantine, one teen shares how membership in an in-game clan helped nurture his real-life friendships at a time of #socialdistancing and *serious* change. Check out the link in our bio! ⁣
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If your life had background music, what would be playing right now? - 11/13⁣⠀
Easy: Dynamite by #BTS. Let us know in the comments below what would be playing for you! 🎶⁣⠀
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#music #socialemotionallearning #emotionalhealth #mentalhealth #vibes #SEL #emotions #feelings #emotionalintelligence #emotion #feelingwords #mood
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In celebration of the 35th anniversary of #SuperMarioBros, @Nintendo released an action-packed version of the 2D platform game featuring battle royale elements. How high have you placed so far? (This is a safe space.)⁣⠀
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#supermariobro #mario #mariobros #smashbros #nintendoswitch #nintendo64 #supermario64 #nintendo #nintendodirect #nintendolite
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#TeenHighlight: In 2018, @NaomiWadler, then 11, captured the nation with an extraordinary speech delivered at the #MarchForOurLives Rally in Washington, D.C. To a crowd of hundreds of thousands, Wadler asked the nation and everyone watching to “acknowledge and remember the African American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper.” ⁣⠀
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Her fearlessness in honoring those in her community who’ve been victims of gun violence cemented her as an advocate and activist. Today, she is the host of @NowThisKids, a weekly YouTube series that highlights the stories and work of young people doing transformational work in their communities. ⁣⠀
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#MFOL #gunviolence #community #socialjustice #NeverAgainMSD #racialjustice #justice #peace #activism #youthactivist #youth #activist #advocate #showup
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Tell us below, who are your favorite #Overwatch streamers? ⁣⠀
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#stream #twitch #twitchers #gaming #overwatchmemes #overwatchedit #overwatchcosplay #overwatchgame #overwatchfanart #overwatchart #overwatchleague #overwatchdva #overwatchmeme #overwatchmercy #overwatchplays #overwatchfunny #overwatchclips #overwatchedits #overwatchhighlights #overwatch2
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#Mindfulness is a non-judgemental process. Here’s a quick reminder of its reward and importance.⁣⠀
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#jonkabatzinn #mindbodysoul #selfcare #mindful #soulwork #selfcaretips #socialemotionallearning #mentalhealth #SEL #quotesgram #instaquote #quotes #quotegram
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HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Contact us to learn more about how to host an iThrive studio in your classroom.

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