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

At iThrive, we recognize games as a worthy avenue for reflection and social and emotional learning. For anyone who's played #Persona5, you know that it gets deep. Tell us below, how do you deal other’s assumptions and expectations of who you are?⁣⠀
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#persona5 #persona5royal #persona5joker #persona5edit #persona5memes #persona5cosplay #persona5fanart #persona5scramble #persona5theanimation #persona5dancingstarnight #persona
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A reminder: Feeling is a superpower and all your emotions are valid. ⁣⠀
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#feelings #imagination #mentalhealth #selfcare #selfcompassion #socialemotionallearning #emotion #emotional #tenderness #quotes #quoteoftheday #quote #quotetoliveby #quotestagram #quotesdaily #quotesandsaying #quotegram
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#TeenHighlight: Mari Copeny’s activism began when she was eight years old. ⁣⠀
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Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Mari wrote a letter to former President Barack Obama sharing her concern about the growing water crisis in her city. After Obama flew to #Flint in response to her letter, the crisis drew national attention. Since then, her work has continued, lending her voice and advocacy to the People’s Climate March and other #climatejustice orgs. She also founded the social media campaign #WednesdaysForWater, where she shares weekly about places in need of clean water. Mari’s partnership with a water-filtration company also facilitates drinkable water in marginalized communities. ⁣⠀
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#climatechange #climatestrike #activist #activism #environment #environmentaljustice #advocate #advocacy #socialjustice #socialchange #grassroots #grassrootsactivism #community #obama #climatecrisis #alaska #wildlife #native #arctic
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Speaking up about your experiences, and about what’s important to you, is an easy and effective way to spark change, start conversations and connect. Check out the prompt on our iThrive Studio page to share your story and see it featured here!⁣⠀
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We’re psyched about Splatoon 2’s announcement of upcoming Splatfests! Take a trip down memory lane with us: What has been your favorite Splatfest so far? ⁣⠀
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#splatoon #splatoon2 #splatoonart #splatoonfanart #splatoonmemes #splatoonoc #splatoonedit #woomy #squidsisters #inkling #agent3 #inklinggirl #veemo #nintendo #nintendoswitch
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Remember the most recent act of kindness you did for someone. Why did you do it?⁣⠀
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#kahlilgibran #kindness #kindacts #kind #kindnessmatters #kindcomments #kindnessiscontagious #kindnessrocks #bekind #bekindalways #bekindtoyourself #tenderness #quotes #quoteoftheday #quote #quotetoliveby #quotestagram #quotesdaily #quotesandsaying #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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