We are excited to announce the National Resilience Institute has become an official partner of America’s Promise Alliance. Our work aligns with their belief that all children are capable of learning and thriving, and that every individual, institution, and sector shares the responsibility to help young people succeed. NRI will support and take part in the work of America’s Promise to help more of our nation’s young people experience the Five Promises: caring adults, safe places, opportunities to serve, effective education, and a healthy start.

The NRI THRIVE Model of Resilience™, developed by Dr. Mollie Marti, aligns with these promises. Innovative communities, schools, and organizations are using the six Capacity Builders from the THRIVE Model (Trusted Adults – High Expectations – Resilience Skills – Involvement –Vision – Enrichment) to strengthen their members, facilitate recovery from trauma, and prevent the tragic loss of life. Over 45,000 students have been supported using our evidence-based human resilience models and tools.

As a partner, the National Resilience Institute will have early access to all of America’s Promise-commissioned research, tools, and events as well as opportunities to connect with and learn from other Alliance partners. We will continue to work across traditional silos to pioneer a human resilience movement through our regional, national, and international partnerships.

Read the full release: America’s Promise Alliance Partnership


About America’s Promise Alliance

America’s Promise Alliance leads the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. As its signature effort, the GradNation campaign mobilizes Americans to increase the on-time high school graduation rate to 90 percent by the Class of 2020 and prepare young people for postsecondary enrollment and the 21st century workforce.

About National Resilience Insitute

The National Resilience Institute (NRI) believes in our human capacity for healing and wholeness. Inspired by the tragic loss of young lives in an Iowa community, NRI began its work in 2011 as a grassroots community resiliency project with a mission to stop the loss of life and find proven solutions to build human resilience. This work set in motion a quest that has taken us across the country and around the globe to create evidence-based skills to grow stronger kids, adults, families, organizations, and communities.