Welcome CIS Friends!

The WhyTry organization has a long history of partnering with Communities In Schools. We continue to admire the work that CIS does and appreciate the friendship that we enjoy.

Here are two episodes of our WhyTry Resilience Webinar series in which we highlight the incredible work that Communities In Schools participates in. (Including discussions with CIS founder Bill Milliken, current President and CEO of CIS Rey Saldaña, as well as two local CIS sites in Houston and Charlotte).

“Relationships and the Power of Connecting with Every Student”

“Building Community-Based Supports for All Students”

As a member of the CIS network please enjoy these free resources we’ve selected for you that include:

The WhyTry Resilience Bundle, which includes access to our Parent Guide to Resilience, our Resilience Webinar Series, and a free lesson plan that you can use to help teach your students the skill of resilience of improved decision making!

Resilience Bundle

Click on the links below to access any of these free resources shared in the webinar today!

Sample Lesson on The Reality Ride
The Parent Guide to Resilience
Our Resilience Breakthrough Podcast
Our Resilience Webinar Series

Thank you again for your continued friendship and the great community work that you do! If you would like to learn about additional WhyTry resources for teaching students the skills of resilience while improving relationships, please schedule a demo by clicking here.

More information about WhyTry

Watch an overview of The WhyTry Program, toolkit, and materials. If you still have more questions, or if you are interested in a quote for volume pricing:

What Separates WhyTry

From other programs & tools

The WhyTry Program

WhyTry is a flexible toolkit and curriculum for K-12 teachers and counselors. It 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.

10 WhyTry Learning Units

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 and expectations
  • Relationship building
  • Self-efficacy

The Power of Visual Metaphors

One of the most unique things about WhyTry is how we use visual metaphors to teach these important principles to students in a way they can understand and remember.  The powerful thing about using this visual approach is the way it takes abstract concepts and puts them into a context through the use of a metaphor that students can understand.  It essentially creates a language for educators to communicate the relevance of these things.

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