About Us 2019-07-22T17:29:56+00:00

About Us

Our Mission

Springtide Research Institute for Religion and Young People is an independent, nonprofit research group that chronicles the religious longings and belongings of young people in ways that encourage understanding and action.

Our Vision

Springtide Research Institute for Religion and Young People™ (Springtide) is deeply invested in the religious lives of young people. We listen for the ways in which young people pursue, and perceive they are pursued by, the sacred, divine, spiritual impulses in their lives.

We traverse, and move beyond, prescribed religious boundaries and institutions, following the stories of young people’s sacred yearnings and expressions wherever they lead.

Especially concerned with young people between ages 13 and 25, we recognize the wide developmental range of this demographic, and so segment as appropriate by age the various topics and targets of our research.