The Why Try Program is a strength-based approach to helping students overcome challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of attendance, academics, and/or behavior. It is a research based program that incorporates teaching solution focused skills, social and emotional intelligence, while allowing for multisensory learning.
The idea is straight-forward: Teach social and emotional principles to our youth in a way they can understand and remember. This is accomplished by using a series of ten pictures (visual analogies). Each visual teaches a discrete principle, such as resisting peer-pressure, obeying societal laws and rules, and that decisions have consequences. The visual components are then reinforced by incorporating music and physical activities. The major learning styles-visual, auditory, and book-kinesthetic are all addressed.