Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a web and app-based meditation program for young people. It has been developed by a team of psychologists and uses mindfulness to boost calmness, contentment, and clarity. Mindfulness meditation helps manage stress, resilience, anxiety, depression, and improve general health and wellbeing.

Learn about research involving Smiling Mind here.

Healthy Minds Program

Healthy Minds Program is an app-based program that trains your mind for a happier, healthier life. Through meditation and podcast-style lessons, it helps develop skills to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections. It has been developed by neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidon and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin- Madison & Healthy Minds Innovations.

The Healthy Minds Program is backed by research.


Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 300 million users. The company’s mission is to make education free, fun, and accessible to all. Duolingo is designed like a game and is scientifically proven to be very effective. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive.


Your Daily Walking Buddy!

Accupedo is an accurate pedometer app that monitors your daily walking on the home screen of your phone. Intelligent 3D motion recognition algorithms are embedded to track only walking patterns by filtering and ejecting out non-walking activities. Accupedo counts your steps regardless of where you put your phone, like your pocket, waist belt, or bag. Be healthy by setting up your daily goal and accurately monitoring your steps with Accupedo.

Enjoy walking with Accupedo towards a healthier you!



Every body is different, so why treat them all the same? movr focuses on self-assessments to give you a personalized approach to exercise in just a few steps:

1. You do a movement assessment in the movr app.

2. You get daily movements that can be done in just 5 minutes.

3. movr’s science-based exercise prescription helps improve your strength and flexibility.

Feel better in your body, every single day!

UCLA Mindful App

UCLA Mindful

With the easy-to-use UCLA Mindful app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Scientific research shows mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions, and help improve overall physical health and well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of training the mind to be present through moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and environment. Mindfulness promotes an attitude of openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with our experience. Through regular practice, taught through this app, you can develop a meditation practice and learn to bring more mindfulness into your daily life.

This app offers:

  • Basic Meditations for getting started, in both English and Spanish
  • Wellness Meditations for people suffering from challenging health conditions
  • Informative videos exploring how to get started, supportive meditation postures, and the science of mindfulness
  • Weekly podcasts from UCLA’s Hammer Museum– a 30-minute meditation on different themes you can search for and bookmark
  • A timer to meditate on your own

Connected Futures

Connected Futures is a curriculum designed to help students form meaningful connections with supportive, non-parental adults in their lives. From teachers, to coaches, to extended family members, and beyond, these adults are a critical resource for students’ engagement and success. Students learn why mentors might be helpful to them, and are also equipped with skills to actually build and grow their social networks. This program is available through your computer browser.

Connected Futures is based on an intervention called Connected Scholars, which has been shown to help first-generation college students network to gain social capital as they transition into college. Learn more about research related to the Connected Futures curriculum here.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an educational organization with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. Khan Academy is on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Their interactive practice problems, articles, and videos help students succeed in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, and many other topics.  It provides teachers with data on how their students are doing so they can identify gaps in learning and provide tailored instruction.

Khan Academy is backed by research.



Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content offerings. We believe that mindfulness should encompass every aspect of life, not just when you’re sitting to meditate. We offer inspiration, guidance, and support to living a mindful life in the pursuit of improving the health and happiness of the world.

Headspace is backed by research.

Intellicare Hub


IntelliCare is a suite of apps, developed by Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, that work together to help people deal with common causes of stress, depression, and anxiety.

IntelliCare is backed by research.

Individual Intellicare apps included in the suite:

  • IntelliCare: Daily Feats
  • IntelliCare: Day to Day
  • IntelliCare: My Mantra
  • IntelliCare: Thought Challenger
  • IntelliCare: Worry Knot



SuperBetter is a scientifically supported app that gamifies life—it’s designed to help users build resilience, strength, and motivation in the context of a variety of challenges (e.g., depression, stress, anxiety, healing from physical injury, recover from post-traumatic stress, finding a new job, grieving a loss, dealing with an academic/job setback, finishing a project, pursuing a goal, adopting a habit, improving a skill, etc.).

SuperBetter is backed by research.