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WONDERING IF YOU’RE DOING OK? FIND OUT BY PLAYING K’BRO!

K’Bro is an emotional resiliency app that is addictingly fun to play while developing skills to manage the challenges kids face today. As you play the “Am I OK?” game and use other features in the app, K’Bro anonymously captures data about your emotional state. K’Bro lets you know when you’re doing OK but also lets you now when something is not quite right.

Part game/part anonymous sharing/part knowledgebase, K’Bro is a safe place to share your thoughts and emotions and get advice on how to deal with life’s challenges while getting validation on how well you’re doing through the “Am I OK?” index.

The more you share in the app, the smarter the app gets about how you’re doing. Every time you play you’ll get an Am I OK? score that tells you how you’re doing. If you’re doing great, that’s great! If you’re not doing OK, K’Bro offers suggestions for how to help you feel better.

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OUR features

K’Bro is a fun game and safe place for you to express what you’re feeling. Growing up can be tough especially when you might not be sure who to turn to for emotional guidance. Luckily, K’Bro is here to help! With our useful features, you will have access to:
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Am I OK?

When you play the Am I OK game and name your emotions it helps your practice identifying what you’re feeling. K’Bro asks you to name 4 emotions out of 12 (6 positive options and 6 negative options) for four categories in your life: School, Family Life, Social Life and Everything Else. This helps K’Bro pinpoint which aspect of your life may be causing you problems and how you’re doing overall. This results in an Am I OK? score every time you play.

Deal with it!

Deal With It! is the place where you will find advice on how to maneuver through various life questions or ask questions of your Tribe. My Tribe is an anonymous online community where you can feel safe sharing your experiences and feelings as well as supporting others. My Tribe has unique anonymous sharing sites for Middle school and High school age groups so be sure to enter the correct age when you sign up. Kids in elementary school get all the benefits of K’Bro but do not have access to My Tribe.

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Speak Up!

Speak Up is the place where you can practice how to advocate for yourself. You can get feedback on how best to say something from those in your tribe, or simply share to get something off your chest. Your My Tribe peers can provide feedback by rating your comments “Helpful” or “Hurtful” to help you find the best way to provide feedback to someone. You can even text or email what you shared directly to that person.

What’s Up?

What’s Up? is the feature that allows you to share the best stuff in your life to your journal or post on “My Tribe.” Each day you’ll be asked three questions to highlight what’s going right in your life. If you have a “not so OK day” on the index, you’ll be reminded of all the stuff that’s going right to help give you the emotional boost you need to start to feel better. And their positive use of the game is rewarded with additional acorns.

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Testimonials

EXPERTS SAY:
K'Bro is a mindful breath of fresh air in the gaming world. The application blends social networking, an interactive community, gaming and AI with measurable CBT techniques. The app is a cost-effective pathway to therapy for adolescents and young adults. - Dave Solsberg, MD PC, Neuroradiologist/ Inventor/Entrepreneur.

YouROK has designed a tool that will definitely help so many youth in the form of their emotional resiliency app K’Bro. It is clearly informed by youth and supported by professionals from multiple disciplines to deliver evidenced-based practices in a fun, engaging way. - Laura J. Champion, LMFT,MBA, Executive Director, Uplift Family Services
2017-10-26T10:15:51+00:00
K'Bro is a mindful breath of fresh air in the gaming world. The application blends social networking, an interactive community, gaming and AI with measurable CBT techniques. The app is a cost-effective pathway to therapy for adolescents and young adults. - Dave Solsberg, MD PC, Neuroradiologist/ Inventor/Entrepreneur. YouROK has designed a tool that will definitely help so many youth in the form of their emotional resiliency app K’Bro. It is clearly informed by youth and supported by professionals from multiple disciplines to deliver evidenced-based practices in a fun, engaging way. - Laura J. Champion, LMFT,MBA, Executive Director, Uplift Family Services
KIDS SAY:
It helps me get through tough times, and keeps parents off my back with their checking in daily.

A game that lets you ask questions that you wouldn't talk to your friends or parents about.

Important app about communication and how I feel.

A good way to help me feel better or just try to get friends to beat my score.

I have just felt so much better since downloading this game and I feel every middle schooler/ high schooler could use this game!

I liked using K’Bro especially Deal With It! and being able to anonymously talk to others on My Tribe and get help from other going through similar situations.

Even though my parents arent connected it helps me realize my feelings and I can say whatever i want and i know nobody will know I said it. It makes me feel so much better!
2017-10-26T10:18:42+00:00
It helps me get through tough times, and keeps parents off my back with their checking in daily. A game that lets you ask questions that you wouldn't talk to your friends or parents about. Important app about communication and how I feel. A good way to help me feel better or just try to get friends to beat my score. I have just felt so much better since downloading this game and I feel every middle schooler/ high schooler could use this game! I liked using K’Bro especially Deal With It! and being able to anonymously talk to others on My Tribe and get help from other going through similar situations. Even though my parents arent connected it helps me realize my feelings and I can say whatever i want and i know nobody will know I said it. It makes me feel so much better!
PARENTS SAY:
Kids need avenues to freely express themselves without being judged or supervised by a parent. It sounds like this would be a great vehicle for kids to be honest with themselves and gain better self- awareness.

It would be good for my child to be more aware of his feelings and options and to get support from sources other than his parents.

Teens can be op-positional, especially if the recommendation is coming from their parent. I see real benefits of my child playing K’Bro.

I feel less connected every day as a mom and it's harder for my kids than when i was growing up. K'Bro and the parent subscription is a great way to keep us connected!
2017-11-02T10:37:41+00:00
Kids need avenues to freely express themselves without being judged or supervised by a parent. It sounds like this would be a great vehicle for kids to be honest with themselves and gain better self- awareness. It would be good for my child to be more aware of his feelings and options and to get support from sources other than his parents. Teens can be op-positional, especially if the recommendation is coming from their parent. I see real benefits of my child playing K’Bro. I feel less connected every day as a mom and it's harder for my kids than when i was growing up. K'Bro and the parent subscription is a great way to keep us connected!

About us

K’Bro was founded by Patrina Mack, a mom who has taken all the knowledge she acquired raising a teenager to develop a fun tool to build emotional resiliency. K’Bro is run by a seasoned team of experts in game design, deep learning, product development, experts in adolescent assessment, psychologists and parents.

Patrina Mack

Patrina Mack is CEO and founder of K’Bro. She is a board member of the Mental Research Institute. Prior to founding K’Bro, Patrina founded Vision & Execution in 1999. V&E served as interim sales, marketing and product development support for global clients including Agilent, BeVocal (acquired by Nuance), Cisco, DataStreams (Korea), Dream Audio Lab (Singapore), e-Cumulate (acquired by HP), Fasoo (Korea), GroundSource Geothermal, Intuit, Macromedia, NetIQ Corporation, Oblicore (acquired by Computer Associates), Traverse Networks (acquired by Avaya), Visa, Voxify, Wind River (acquired by Intel) and xBrain (France). Prior to that, she lead the SaaS product development for NetGravity launching globally through IPO until being acquired by Doubleclick. Before that, she led new product initiatives domestically and internationally for PacTel Corporation through its spinoff and IPO to become AirTouch.

CEO & Founder
Product/Marketing Fit Expert

2017-11-02T11:18:03+00:00

CEO & Founder
Product/Marketing Fit Expert

Patrina Mack is CEO and founder of K’Bro. She is a board member of the Mental Research Institute. Prior to founding K’Bro, Patrina founded Vision & Execution in 1999. V&E served as interim sales, marketing and product development support for global clients including Agilent, BeVocal (acquired by Nuance), Cisco, DataStreams (Korea), Dream Audio Lab (Singapore), e-Cumulate (acquired by HP), Fasoo (Korea), GroundSource Geothermal, Intuit, Macromedia, NetIQ Corporation, Oblicore (acquired by Computer Associates), Traverse Networks (acquired by Avaya), Visa, Voxify, Wind River (acquired by Intel) and xBrain (France). Prior to that, she lead the SaaS product development for NetGravity launching globally through IPO until being acquired by Doubleclick. Before that, she led new product initiatives domestically and internationally for PacTel Corporation through its spinoff and IPO to become AirTouch.

Aiden Arnold

Aiden Arnold has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Calgary and was formerly a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Davis. He has 10+ years experience in research design, statistical analysis, and data visualization. The central theme of Aiden’s academic research is how the brain takes in sensory information, uses it to construct representations of the world, and informs decision making processes using these representations. During his PhD, I made numerous discoveries on how these processes occur through dynamic interactions of distributed neural networks by combining different aspects of graph theory and theoretical perspectives from cognitive psychology. In addition to being an Advisor to YouROK he also serves as Data Science Fellow at Springboard. Prior to this has been a co-founder for two startups: EmoGenius where he designed a neurotherapeutic game to train socially appropriate emotes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and YouFindIt where he designed a neurotherapeutic game to assess and train spatial skills in children.

CTO

2017-11-02T11:29:00+00:00

CTO

Aiden Arnold has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Calgary and was formerly a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Davis. He has 10+ years experience in research design, statistical analysis, and data visualization. The central theme of Aiden’s academic research is how the brain takes in sensory information, uses it to construct representations of the world, and informs decision making processes using these representations. During his PhD, I made numerous discoveries on how these processes occur through dynamic interactions of distributed neural networks by combining different aspects of graph theory and theoretical perspectives from cognitive psychology. In addition to being an Advisor to YouROK he also serves as Data Science Fellow at Springboard. Prior to this has been a co-founder for two startups: EmoGenius where he designed a neurotherapeutic game to train socially appropriate emotes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and YouFindIt where he designed a neurotherapeutic game to assess and train spatial skills in children.

Wendy Holthaus

Wendy Renee Holthaus is founder of Warrior Hearts Coaching. She completed her B.A. in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur. She worked in the field of social work for 20 years at San Andreas Regional Center, Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Wendy is certified as a Life Coach by Martha Beck, certified in BARE coaching by Susan Hyatt, certified as an addictions treatment counselor (CATC4), received her certification in Positive Psychology based on the UPenn curriculum, and has a certification in Childhood Education.

Founder
Warrior Hearts Coaching

2017-11-02T11:29:54+00:00

Founder
Warrior Hearts Coaching

Wendy Renee Holthaus is founder of Warrior Hearts Coaching. She completed her B.A. in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur. She worked in the field of social work for 20 years at San Andreas Regional Center, Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. Wendy is certified as a Life Coach by Martha Beck, certified in BARE coaching by Susan Hyatt, certified as an addictions treatment counselor (CATC4), received her certification in Positive Psychology based on the UPenn curriculum, and has a certification in Childhood Education.

Louis Monier

Louis Monier was a founder of the Internet search engine AltaVista. After he left AltaVista, he worked at eBay and then at Google. He left Google in August 2007 to join Cuil, a search engine startup. He was Vice President of Products at Cuil. He also was the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki with Doug Imbruce. Qwiki won the TechCrunch Disrupt Award in 2010 and was recently sold to Yahoo. Louis was the Chief Scientist of Proximic until July 2013, and then founded a health technology company, Kyron. He is currently Chief Scientist at Import.io and serves as Advisor, Investor and Deep Learning Faculty member at Holberton School in San Francisco. Monier received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris XI, France in 1980 and worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Xerox PARC, and DEC's Western Research Laboratory.

Technical Advisor
Deep Learning Expert

2017-11-02T11:30:43+00:00

Technical Advisor
Deep Learning Expert

Louis Monier was a founder of the Internet search engine AltaVista. After he left AltaVista, he worked at eBay and then at Google. He left Google in August 2007 to join Cuil, a search engine startup. He was Vice President of Products at Cuil. He also was the co-founder and CTO of Qwiki with Doug Imbruce. Qwiki won the TechCrunch Disrupt Award in 2010 and was recently sold to Yahoo. Louis was the Chief Scientist of Proximic until July 2013, and then founded a health technology company, Kyron. He is currently Chief Scientist at Import.io and serves as Advisor, Investor and Deep Learning Faculty member at Holberton School in San Francisco. Monier received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris XI, France in 1980 and worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Xerox PARC, and DEC's Western Research Laboratory.

Gregory Renard

Grégory “Redo” Renard is CTO & Chief Visionary Officer at xBrain, and previously was CIO at Wygwam sarl, Usilink, Regional Director at Microsoft, and Professor at ISEN. Grégory began his career in 1996 in academic research around new technologies and created his first company in 1997 in the field of web development. Greg is an expert in artificial intelligence and big data working on unsupervised deep learning, bot, personal assistant, connected things and voice/semantic search for more than 15 years. He is currently a Deep Learning Faculty member at Holberton School in San Francisco. Through his professional activities in the various companies he created, his publications (books, blogs, etc.) and conferences, he is recognized as an expert on computer technologies (especially from Microsoft with the title of Most Valuable Professional since 2003 and as Regional Director since 2006) then as a futurist and architect of innovations. Grégory continues to advise many large companies on their strategy and organization innovation. He is also a professional technical futurist speaker in different European universities and corporate events in France, Europe, and US.

Technical Advisor
Deep Learning Expert

2017-11-02T11:31:25+00:00

Technical Advisor
Deep Learning Expert

Grégory “Redo” Renard is CTO & Chief Visionary Officer at xBrain, and previously was CIO at Wygwam sarl, Usilink, Regional Director at Microsoft, and Professor at ISEN. Grégory began his career in 1996 in academic research around new technologies and created his first company in 1997 in the field of web development. Greg is an expert in artificial intelligence and big data working on unsupervised deep learning, bot, personal assistant, connected things and voice/semantic search for more than 15 years. He is currently a Deep Learning Faculty member at Holberton School in San Francisco. Through his professional activities in the various companies he created, his publications (books, blogs, etc.) and conferences, he is recognized as an expert on computer technologies (especially from Microsoft with the title of Most Valuable Professional since 2003 and as Regional Director since 2006) then as a futurist and architect of innovations. Grégory continues to advise many large companies on their strategy and organization innovation. He is also a professional technical futurist speaker in different European universities and corporate events in France, Europe, and US.
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