We help our kids cultivate, like a farmer, the inner fields of their minds and hearts to harvest a bountiful life.
TIFFANY W. LIU, FOUNDER
Empowering Youths to Reveal Their Best Self
Orchestrating leading educators, community providers, and wellness leaders to collectively deliver integrated programs focused on the whole human.
There is a part within all of us that wants to find our purpose, develop meaningful connections, and realize our talents and potentialities. And this journey— to our highest becoming— begins as an inward one where we connect with our best selves and become that in our daily lives. Psychologists refer to this as the authentic self. Some of us call it a true self or higher self. However, you define it – we think it's about time we make the most of it.
An Epidemic of Unwellness
with Inequitable Solutions
Last December, the U.S Surgeon General declared a national emergency in youth mental health. Inequities resulting from structural racism contributed to disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on youth from communities of color. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in young adults. And among minority youth, the attempts increase by 73%.
With positive well-being not taught in school and support services not readily available or equitable, many young people— especially those growing up in poverty or hard-to-reach communities— are grappling with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, loneliness, and suicidality that will have lasting impacts on them, their families, their communities, and all of our futures.
21 percent of 13 to 18 year-olds experience a severe mental health condition
Young adults 18-24 reported anxiety, and/or depressive disorder during the pandemic
A New Definition of What It Means to be ‘Well’
In scientific studies, Dr. David Myers, a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), concluded that enduring happiness does not come from material success. James Heckman, a Nobel prize-winning economist at the University of Chicago, identified and quantified non-cognitive skills as a crucial determinant of one's ability to thrive in life. And Paul Tough, in his New York Times Best Seller How Children Succeed, peeled back the mysteries behind these qualities like kindness resilience, curiosity, optimism, and self-control to show roses can grow in concrete.
Unlike conventional wisdom, a plurality of experts says it is who we are within ourselves and to each other that matters. Economists call these non-cognitive skills. Psychologists call them personality traits. Neuroscientists sometimes use the term executive functions. The rest of us often sum them up with the word character. Whatever you call it, we're here to help resilient youth embark on an inward journey to find, connect and nurture these capabilities, so they can live they were meant to live.
Advancing Youth Through Convergence,
Integration, and Scalable Support
Our mission is to create a world where well-being programs and personalized wellness services are freely available to any youth who seeks them. Bringing together education, services, and technology, we aim to connect everyday youth with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to live and be well. We see a world where communities are filled with authentic heart-centered youth who make positive impacts through kindness, compassion, and empathy.
A genius is the one most like himself.
We see people — with all their possibility and potential. We focus on what can be. We serve for the greater good, for our youth, our community, and our world.
We are committed to being heart-centered in all we do, operating from soulful spaces over egoic ones and celebrating inward growth over external merits. We leave footprints of love and light wherever we go.
Community Over Competition
We know the world is an abundant one where we can all thrive by being empathetic, working together, sharing resources, and actively choosing to elevate others. Our spaces are safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
Compassion In Action
We do not sit idly by. Instead, we serve the greater good by identifying and creating spiritually innovative solutions for the soul-seated needs of our community. Every day is an opportunity to sow seeds of love for ourselves and others through acts of compassion.
We dare to see people — and the world at large — as their possibility and potential. We focus not on what is but on what can be. We see a world connected by our shared humanity and care for others. This vision is the North Star guiding our journey.
We are in a constant state of discovery. We look for and lean into even the slightest sparks of wonder and consider all that we encounter as an opportunity for greater expansion, connection, and meaning. These sparks light the way home to our higher self.