Center for Adolescent Resiliency
Our programs help teenagers cultivate healthy habits, self-confidence, and leadership
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
The Center's three programs—Transforming Through Transformation, United Future Leaders, and the Covenant BodyMind Initiative (CBMI)—offer teenagers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, interacting
with each other and members of the the community.
Participants build strong relationships with mentors and role models, preparing them
for high school, college, and adult responsibilities. These transformative experiences
help teenagers acquire strong character traits that stay with them throughout their
The Center for Adolescent Resiliency programs are:
- Covenant BodyMind Initiative: This is a comprehensive approach to wellness that looks at the whole child. The
curricula address not only the physical health concepts of nutrition and physical
activity, but also address the student's social/emotional well-being. The curricula
includes Comprehensive Wellness l and Comprehensive Wellness ll , Texas Education
Agency approved Innovative Courses for semester credit, a 16 week lesson module to
enhance any existing classroom program, and a module that focuses on at-risk youth.
- United Future Leaders: This after-school program focuses on civility, ethics, and leadership for fifth
grade students as they prepare to 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.
- Transforming Through Transition: This new program prepares middle-school students to make a successful transition
to high school. It integrates the leadership and wellness principles of the BodyMind
Initiative and United Future Leaders programs.
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.