Texas Tech University

Center for Adolescent Resiliency

Human Development and Family Studies

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Center for Adolescent Resiliency

The Center for Adolescent Resiliency (CAR) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies provides a caring environment in which middle-school and high-school students can develop healthy academic, social, and physical habits. Our programs foster youth development through cultivating healthy habits, self-confidence, and leadership skills.

The Center has two main programs that offer participating youth the opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities, interacting with each other and members of the community. Both programs have spawned additional program development. These transformative learning experiences help adolescents build strong relationships with peers, mentors, and other role models that prepare and equip them for high school, college, and adult responsibilities.

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The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University operates the Center for Adolescent Resiliency in collaboration with Lubbock schools, nonprofit agencies, and other partners. Program activities have been developed by Texas Tech scholars with advanced clinical experience and research expertise in education, youth development, mental health, family counseling, and related specialties.

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Covenant BodyMind Initiative Texas Tech

Covenant BodyMind Initiative

CBMI curricula target students in 6th-12th grades, addressing not only physical health concepts of nutrition and physical activity but also social and emotional well-being.
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United Future Leaders Texas Tech

United Future Leaders

This after-school program focuses on civility, ethics, and leadership for fifth and sixth grade students as they transition to middle school.
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Transforming Through Transition Texas Tech

Transforming Through Transition

This project is focused on preparing middle school students for a successful transition into high school as individuals and as a cohort.
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Center for Adolescent Resiliency