Our mission

The mission of You Are IT is to provide tools for children and teens to help them increase their emotional intelligence and become happy and successful adults.

Our vision

The vision of You Are IT is to be the leading Emotional Education platform, by which children and teens develop a new mentality, that positively impacts their lives, and makes them a source of inspiration  in their communities.

Our founder


I am Gabriela Carías Green, founder and CEO of You Are IT!

I believe in the importance of accepting and loving yourself for who you are and the value of being authentic.

Being yourself and embracing your own values connects you with your inner joy and happiness; that’s why I decided to create this program.

I want to tell you the story of You Are IT!

Our Team

Yula Álvarez

Editing and Editorial

Tatiana Saldivia

Content creator

Ronald Carías

Treasurer and IT Director

María Teresa Urdaneta

Project manager

Mary Vivas

Project manager

Ana Cecilia Vivas

Director of institutional relations

Emily Green

Children’s voice and representative

Academic & Scientific Advisory Board

Our counselors are experts in their respective fields, with world-renowned publications and research on psychology, mental health, and personal growth.

Robert Holden

Ph.D in Psychology and expert in Happiness

Bob Mandel

Founder of the Integral Self-Esteem Project (ISEP)

Library of resources

We are building the right materials for the program, but we don’t want to leave you empty handed. We share with you our reference material recommended by experts.

To share is to care

Help us by spreading the word about our initiative, the more people know about You Are IT, the more help we can give.


Robert Holden

Robert Holden Ph.D.’s innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, a PBS show called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC documentaries called The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown to over 30 million television viewers worldwide. https://www.robertholden.com/the-happiness-project/

Robert is the author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence), Be Happy, Loveability,
Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles and Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay.

Robert hosts a weekly show for Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! He contributes daily to his FB page at www.facebook.com/drrobertholden

Bob Mandel

Bob Mandel founded the Integral Self-Esteem Project (ISEP) in 1998 as a result of a meditation. While in deep silence, a question came to mind. “What would you do if you could do one thing to improve the world?” Immediately, the answer and mission for the project appeared– to help raise the self-esteem of every man, woman, and child on the planet.

ISEP is a timely project, teaching children and adults to be at peace with themselves and more accepting of the differences they see in others. Through a series of 10 journeys, you learn that true self-esteem is not egotistic, but holistic and spiritual. It expands as you extend yourself in relationships. As the famous English poet John Donne wrote many centuries ago, “No man is an island, entire to himself.” Finally, your self-esteem is measured by your ability to connect with and love others, to transcend yourself and spread your light to the world.

ISEP is both a philosophy, a way of looking at life, and specific techniques for achieving greater self-awareness, spiritual development, and success. We all have unique gifts and talents, enormous potential, and the desire to help others. ISEP helps you to take your potential and put it into successful, positive action through projects that resonate to the beat of your own heart.