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 WhyTry is an evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program. WhyTry provides simple, hands-on strategies and resources to help motivate the unmotivated student, support students with trauma, improve engagement, and increase academic success. The idea is straightforward: teach life skills and resilience to youth in a way they can understand and remember.

The WhyTry curriculum utilizes a series of ten visual analogies that teach essential life skills, including:

  • Decision-making

  • Positive self-esteem

  • Emotional regulation

  • Having a resilient mindset

  • Peer influence & relationships

  • Problem-solving

  • Hard work & determination

  • Responsibility & expectations

  • Relationship building

  • Self-efficacy

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WhyTry groups are facilitated by trained HCP staff members and occur in the school setting. Students are typically referred by school administrators and guidance counselors

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