Advancing science to help teens thrive

Cultivating healthy development is hard. Character Lab makes it easier.

How It Works

We bring together researchers, educators, and anyone else who supports teenagers to better understand and improve the well-being of young people everywhere.

The Science

Schools and youth-serving organizations work with scientists on projects designed to answer their toughest questions.

How we work with researchers

In Action

Character Lab translates scientific evidence into actionable advice for anyone who interacts with teens.

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Who We Support

We work with schools like yours and provide resources for teachers like you.

Become a School Partner 

We make research with teens easier.

Join Our Research Network

We work with organizations like yours to provide resources that help teens thrive.

Partner with us

We have Tips and other resources to help you equip your kids to thrive and grow.

Explore our resources

Learn how you can contribute to research on youth well-being, gain experience in design thinking and human-centered design practices, and have a positive impact on your school and community.

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Our Evidence-Based Resources

Our Playbooks and Tips are written by top researchers who explain the science on cultivating character—and give advice on how to apply it.

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