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The goal is to teach social and emotional principles to students in a way they can understand and remember. The WhyTry Program is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success.

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Why Try Training

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School:
Lakewood High School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Jason Padgett 
Students Impacted:
25 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
September 7, 2016

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Rays Baseball Foundation & Pinellas Education Foundation - $634.00

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Goal

The goal is to teach social and emotional principles to students in a way they can understand and remember. The WhyTry Program is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success.  

 

What will be done with my students

The WhyTry program will be added to the curriculum in our Unique Skills: Emotional and Social 9-12 program to supplement our current learning resources. Our hope is this program will offer a fresh perspective to outdated materials and provide a new connections for students in the current learning landscape. 

 

Benefits to my students

1. Helps to motivate and re-engage students who may be struggling with challenges at home and in school.
2. Teaches important life skills (e.g., decisions have consequences; dealing with with peer pressure; obeying laws and rules; plugging in to support systems).
3. Teaches where resilience comes from, and how to strengthen their ability to access resilience and inner motivation in moments of difficulty and trial.  

 

Describe the Students

My students are in 9th through 12 grades and are in the Emotional Behavior Disability program under ESE. Typically EBD students are at a greater risk of dropping out before they graduate from high school than are General Education students. They struggle academically and grades are usually low. Many have had involvement with the juvenile justice system. Family relations are often strained and community involvement tends to be negative. Most EBD students come to Lakewood High School having been in the EBD program for years. This is their last chance to learn the skills needed to be productive citizens in our community. P

 

 

Budget Narrative

$634.00 needed to fund program 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Online Curriculm $499.00
2 Why Try Music CD $10.00
3 Learning Activity Expansion Pack $125.00
  Total: $634.00

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