Texas Tech University

Center for Adolescent Resiliency

Center for Adolescent ResiliencyCenter for Adolescent ResiliencyCenter for Adolescent ResiliencyCenter for Adolescent ResiliencyCenter for Adolescent Resiliency

Our programs foster youth development through cultivating healthy habits, self-confidence, and leadership skills.


The Center for Adolescent Resiliency (CAR) provides a caring environment in which middle-school and high-school students can develop healthy academic, social, and physical habits.

The Center has two main programs (briefly described below) 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 (see Programs). 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.

The Center for Adolescent Resiliency programs are:

  • Covenant BodyMind Initiative (CBMI): Covenant BodyMind Initiative (CBMI): The CBMI program reflects a comprehensive approach to wellness that takes the whole child into consideration. 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. The curricula includes:
    • 16-week teaching modules for use in any classroom;
    • Modules adapted specifically for at-risk students and/or alternative education settings; and,
    • Two semester-based courses that secondary students can take for credit (approved by the Texas Education Agency as Innovative Courses).
  • United Future Leaders (UFL): This after-school program focuses on civility, ethics, and leadership for fifth and sixth grade students as they transition to middle school. Participants gain a strong foundation for individual growth and self-awareness that becomes a springboard for servant leadership throughout the secondary school years and beyond.

Thrive as an Individual at the Center for Adolescent Resiliency

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.

Center for Adolescent Resiliency