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Parent Guide & More: 5 WhyTry Ventures You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

Parent Guide & More: 5 WhyTry Ventures You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

2017 is OUR year, and we want you to be a part of it! While we have already established ourselves as the World Leader in Academic Resilience, we truly believe resilience is for everyone - which means we have a lot of work to do.  Now is the time to get involved in these five amazing WhyTry ventures:   1.     Resilience...
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December 2016 Resilience in Action Award - Dr. Laura Owen

December 2016 Resilience in Action Award - Dr. Laura Owen

Dr. Laura Owen, a research professor at American University, focuses on evaluating the impact of interventions and initiatives designed to address the persistent equity and access issues that so many students across the country face. Dr. Owen is the co-leader of the SDSU White House Convening , a partnership of the White House’s College Opportunity...
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January 2017 Resilience in Action Award - Kimberly Boyd

January 2017 Resilience in Action Award - Kimberly Boyd

“What are we going to do with you – throw you in the trash can? Are you ever going to amount to anything?” While many others facing these questions would shut down, young Kimberly Boyd made a choice. I know for a fact I’m going to become something.  She absolutely has. As owner and clinical director for one of Houston’s largest private practic...
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Christian Moore Attends the 5th National White House Convening at American University

Christian Moore Attends the 5th National White House Convening at American University
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of presenting at the  5th National White House Convening at American University  in Washington, D.C.  In two whirlwind days, my colleagues and I heard from experts like Secretary of Education John King, Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White Hous...
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November 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Callan Clark


It was nearly 20 years ago that Colorado Native Callan Clark became a school psychologist and began to fall in love with the idea of social-emotional education – focusing on the whole child and working to meet the needs of every student – not just those who were struggling on the surface. It’s this same attentiveness to student success that has led...
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October 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Richard K. Thompson

October 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Richard K. Thompson

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." This quote from Invictus by William Ernest Henley covers the walls, papers, and virtual classrooms of the Swartz Creek Academy , a non-traditional education platform where students come to personify the phrase. "It is our ethos, if you will," says October 2016 Resilience in Action...
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September 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Akin Akinniyi

September 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Akin Akinniyi

While Akin Akinniyi, better known as "Mr. A" at Villa de Paz Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ, describes his experiences growing up as "blessed," it is clear he understands and the hardships faced by students in his community. "My mission, in partnership with school educators, families, and community members, is to support students by providing a c...
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July 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Lourdes Baker

July 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Lourdes Baker

"Coming from a family of twelve siblings, life has been anything but easy. But the will to survive, excel, and succeed in life has been a self-instilled discipline that has taught her the biggest lesson: Resilience. This was what she would need to survive. This was and is the key to her success. Imagine moving from the comfort of familiarity, Mexic...
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June 2016 Resilience in Action Award: John Robertson

June 2016 Resilience in Action Award: John Robertson

"Resilience means making a delicious meal with whatever you have in the fridge." “[Resilience] means finding a way - no matter what you lack – to accomplish your goals. Resilience means making a delicious meal with whatever you have in the fridge,” responds WhyTry’s June 2016 Resilience in Action Award recipient, John Robertson, when asked what res...
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Ending it Practically: Child Hunger in America

Ending it Practically: Child Hunger in America


The United Way of Dallas is currently running a campaign called Silence The Hunger , a movement to encourage Texas residents to help hungry children in the area. As summer approaches, many other charities across the U.S. have also begun strongly championing the message of "feeding America's youth."   It is well known that roughly " 1...
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May 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Tom McCollum

May 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Tom McCollum

“The WhyTry Program became their security blanket.”    Near Oxnard, California, resides an educator who has helped thousands of students achieve academic and life-long success. Though recently retired, Tom McCollum continues to be a strong advocate and resource for students.   McCollum believes “every student should see him or hersel...
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April 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Daniel Vazquez

April 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Daniel Vazquez


With a median household income of just over $28,000, Dade City, FL, students struggle with unique economic and social/emotional challenges. To help facilitate learning in this environment, Daniel Vazquez, a counselor and member of the Student Support Team, provides basic needs for Lacoochee Elementary School students. From clothing and transportati...
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February 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Jennifer Davis

February 2016 Resilience in Action Award: Jennifer Davis

  For a child, watching a parent go to prison can create a sense of isolation and trauma that doesn’t go away without help. So, with these children in mind, help is just what the New Hope Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma is offering. New Hope got started when members of the Episcopal Church learned, while visiting a local prison, that the greatest co...
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What Malala Yousafzai Can Teach Us About Street Resilience

What Malala Yousafzai Can Teach Us About Street Resilience

In October of 2014 Malala Yousafzai became, at the age of 17, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize . “Malala” has quickly become one of the most recognized names and faces in the world. She is the center of a worldwide movement for child education and an inspiration to many. But what has made Malala into the icon she is? Malala Yousafzai be...
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Teen Suicide: Fighting the Unthinkable Battle

Teen Suicide: Fighting the Unthinkable Battle
For family, friends, and a community, the loss of a loved one is tragic and devastating. But perhaps the most devastating of all loss, is the one that might have been avoided. This last week Langley High School , located in Fairfax county Virginia, lost two students to suicide. The tragic events left the community grieving and searching for answers...
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