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Growth mindset is a powerful tool for building resources and increasing stability. Learn the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset, and explore how the culture of poverty can shape mindset. Hear how a growth mindset can empower under-resourced families and youths, and learn how one nonprofit incorporates these concepts into a youth mentoring program.

Learning objectives include:

  • The basics of a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset
  • How poverty affects mindset, and why growth mindset is a valuable tool for navigating the challenges of poverty
  • Ideas on how to incorporate these concepts into programming and services, with a specific program example

Charis Pankratz

Director of Mentoring and Education

CrossNet Ministries

—New Holland, Pennsylvania