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In this article, Angela Duckworth describes what led her to co-found Character Lab and the lessons learned by the organization. Character Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children thrive using psychological science. Character Lab pursues three specific initiatives. First, the organization makes it easier for scientists to carry out applied research with school-age children. Second, Character Lab conducts interdisciplinary research, partnering with teachers, athletic coaches, artists, and other outside-the-academic-box thinkers to create interventions that build character strengths. Third, Character Lab translates insights from research into actionable advice for teachers and parents.