Why Try Program Outcomes - September 2012

The WhyTry Program is a strength-based approach which helps youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behavior, and academics. Youth learn critical social and emotional principles using a series of ten pictures (visual analogies) which each teach a different principal, such as resisting peer-pressure, or that decisions have consequences, stressing that although making good decisions can be difficult, doing so results in more opportunity, freedom, and self-respect. Giving up and doing things that hurt our self and others, on the other hand, takes away opportunities, freedom, and self respect. The visual components are then reinforced by music and physical activities.

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