Thrive is a theory of change with four stages. The first stage is identification of youths’ sparks, followed by development of a growth mindset. The third stage encourages youth self-reflection about indicators of change and risk factors in the way. The fourth stage builds youths’ goal management skills, or what we term GPS (Goal selection, Pursuit of strategies, and Shifting gears in the face of challenge). The full Step-It-Up-2-Thrive process motivates youth to achieve personal development goals.
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