Thrive: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
For over 100 years, Camp Fire has encouraged youth to discover and explore their fullest potential. From our earliest days, we have valued exploring one’s interests, choice, challenge through progression, and pursuit of meaningful endeavors.
Current research in youth development reinforces this same commitment to the strengths and potential of youth, often referred to as “thriving” – a forward, purposeful motion towards achieving one’s full potential. At Camp Fire we want to see youth thrive, and we provide them with some critical tools to help them do so, including Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management (GPS), and Reflection skills.
Over the next couple of weeks, this blog will take a closer look at these skills, what they mean and how they work. Stay tuned to learn more about how we are working to support youth and the people around them.