ABOUT US Who we are, What is "Good", and Why we Exist
We are led by a team of students, educators, researchers, and psychologists – all working toward helping students thrive.
The term "Good" comes from Harvard University's scientist Howard Gardner and his colleagues, who define "good" as being ethical, excellent, and engaging.
The Good Student was founded to address the challenges that young people face. These include an increase in mental health challenges, limited social support, lack of access to resources, and the desire for confidentiality when seeking support.
The nonprofit and survey tool were created by Joe Dorri, a former excelling honors student, but developing mental health illness, which led to isolation, lack of social support, and difficulty in life.
It was in college that he met his mentor, Phil Zimbardo, who along with others helped him achieve success. You can learn more about his struggles in a University of Southern California student spotlight story online.
We make our resources available to students who want to succeed in school and thrive.