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WhyTry In A Multi-Cultural Setting
One of the best things about WhyTry is that it is incredibly adaptable. Not only can you adapt the lessons to different age groups, you can also adapt it to different settings. This adaptation makes it easier for the kids to understand and connect with what is being taught.
When WhyTry is understood, the kids love it. They grasp onto it. When we adapt things to meet their specific needs (in this case cultural needs) they appreciate that someone is trying to reach them. The adaptability of the program helps students with different backgrounds interact better together. WhyTry teaches the students how to have relationships, it teaches you how to feel good about yourself. That’s what helps when you have someone who thinks or believes differently than you. It helps you to be yourself and let others be their self.
Peoria District 150 seeing success with 'WhyTry' behavior program.
PEORIA — There is a compelling reason why Peoria District 150 will continue to implement and expand an ambitious program aimed at reducing bullying, preventing dropouts and increasing academic success:
Evidence suggests the program — called “WhyTry” — is working.
“It’s not all because of ‘WhyTry,’ but we are beginning to see strong data that the program is helping keep kids in school instead of being expelled or suspended because of discipline problems,” said Maureen Langholf, the district’s director of special education. “Where the program is being implemented, certain situations appear to be getting better.”