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Why Resilience?

Why Resilience?

There has never been a greater need to foster school environments that allow teachers and students to thrive. Studies have shown that students who score higher on resilience measures have improved social skills, higher grades, a greater love of learning, and better decision-making skills.

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The

3 Pillars of Whytry

Relationship

Relationship

The key to motivation and change does not lie in interventions alone, but in the relationship established with students.

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Relevance

Relevance

Multisensory learning helps students grasp the purpose, meaning, and application of the things they’re being taught.

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Resilience

Resilience

The first two pillars help students harness the third -- resilience -- and learn to see their challenges differently.

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WhyTry Programs provide solutions for: 

Academic Challenges  Enhancing Resilience  Improving Behavior  Motivating Unmotivated Students 

 

Who We Are

We are former students, counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, and corrections staff. We are youth advocates. Over the last 15 years, we have combined our experiences with research to develop tools that enable everyone in an organization to thrive – the adults, the straight-A students on the college track, the most at-risk kid from a broken home. The secret is resilience education, and through it, we’ve seen individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds develop the capacity to access resilience. Click here to request a free demo.

"EVERY PERSON, man, woman and child should be required to go through your program in order to go through life… If we can do this program everywhere, in every school, we would be spending much less money and resources on prisons, youth detention and alternative schools. The teachers need it as much as the youth.” –Jill Porter, Probation Officer, New York


A Research-Based
Program

The WhyTry Program has been proven to increase GPA and graduation rates, reduce failure and expulsion, decrease rule-breaking behaviors, improve self-concept and emotional health, increase resilience, and improve academic progress in all areas. To see our research, click here. 

“Since incorporating WhyTry, our graduation rate has tripled, our state scores on California Star Tests have gone up, our API scores – that’s our annual index of performance – have gone up double digits in all four years. We had a 60-point gain this year. Part of it is because we have a great staff who really believe in our kids, and we have tools like WhyTry to motivate our kids and help build resiliency in them and motivate them to have goals.” –Regina Awtry, Principal, California
 

A Program For Staff

A Program for Students

When the language of WhyTry is established among students and staff, the culture transforms. Using one-day staff development workshops and two-day trainings, the WhyTry Program shows teachers and staff how to improve classroom management, build positive relationships, and create relevance in the classroom. Click to find an event in your area.




“The culture has transformed from pessimism to optimism, from stuck and decaying to flowing peacefully, from resistance to acceptance, and from no hope to a renewed feeling of power and new ideas.” –Lyndsay Morris, School Counselor, Washington

The WhyTry Program uses a series of ten visual metaphors to teach social, emotional, and leadership principles. The program’s unique multisensory approach caters to every learning type, and has been used in over 16,000 schools and organizations with 2 million students and counting. Click here to try it free.



“I actually used to be a failing student in middle school, barely made it past eighth
 grade. Then I experienced this program freshman year, and everything changed. I am now doing well and I have passed multiple Advanced Placement exams and should be on my way to college after senior year. Thanks for making this program.” –“Alex,” High School Student, Iowa

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Our Programs

The WhyTry Program

The WhyTry Program

For 20 years, the WhyTry Program has been using SEL to help struggling students make positive life changes.

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The Resilience Breakthrough for Youth

The Resilience Breakthrough for Youth

This new program provides strategies to help all students develop lifelong resilience.

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Resilience in Education Matters.

Get in touch with WHYTRY

WhyTry Office

5455 N RIVER RUN DR.
PROVO, UT 84604, USA

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Monday - Friday +
8 AM - 5 PM MDT

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866-949-8791
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801-437-3222
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info@whytry.org