What We Do

What We Do

Our mission is to improve adolescent health, education, and well-being through developmental science.

We do this by building bridges between research, programs, and policy. To achieve this mission, we are working toward the following long-term outcomes.

  • Stronger public respect for adolescents and recognition that this is a period of rapid learning and positive opportunities to shape the rest of their lives
  • Greater knowledge of how interventions and practices can most effectively promote adolescent development, especially among those farthest from opportunity
  • Improved policies and funding to advance equity in adolescent growth and development

We champion adolescence as an important developmental window of great vulnerabilities and opportunities, with lifelong impacts on health, education, well-being, and social as well as economic success.