Since our founding in 2001, we’ve taken risks and looked for challenging and meaningful projects and partnerships where we can have a profound impact. With backing from The Omidyar Group, we are united by a common desire to catalyze social impact and empower young people around the world.
Our Approach to Creating a Thriving World for Young People
In a world of continuous change, we embrace a spirit of curiosity to stay abreast of the latest trends in technology, healthcare, research, and mental well-being. Although our inspiration is a strong sense of hope for the future, we are grounded in scientific, evidence-based research that can be operationalized and validated in the practicality of the real world. We conduct rigorous research on health, well-being, and technology and these scientific insights inform the development of science-based technologies to improve the lives, health, and well-being of young people.
If young people are to truly thrive, we must change the way we invest in products and services to meet their mental well-being needs. As a venture philanthropy, we strive to use our role as an impact investor to create scalable solutions in which the well-being of young people, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth, and those with limited access to services and support, are recognized as a crucial resource for societal well-being.
To inspire change, hope, and create a more equitable trajectory of well-being for young people requires an entire ecosystem working collaboratively to create meaningful impact. Our advisory services build upon the expertise of 20+ years of building research-based, co-created products that improve health outcomes for young people. Our science, design, learning and development, and co-creation team encourages creative risk-taking and fearless innovation in the spirit of creating powerful, multi-perspective interventions that help young people thrive.