The WhyTry Approach to Teaching Every Student Resilience

How do You Motivate and Engage Even Those Difficult to Reach Students?

Over the last 20 years, WhyTry has led the way with practical and effective social and emotional education resources. These include curriculum, tools, and training to help educators motivate, address mental health needs, and follow a trauma-informed approach to build emotional resilience in every student. In this webinar, we discuss practical examples of how educators can build competencies that are key to student engagement and follow our proven model of teaching resilience to all students using the WhyTry program. The WhyTry program is not just a series of tools and resources to teach life skills; it’s an approach to motivating even the most difficult to reach students.


Tim Morrow

NAEA President

Tim Morrow, with over three decades in education, currently leads Antietam Academy. He is a fervent advocate for “at-promise” youth and emphasizes the importance of addressing the root causes of behavioral issues. His experience spans across various roles, significantly impacting alternative education at both state and national levels.

Dr. Coby Davis

NAEA Treasurer

Dr. Coby Davis brings an extensive background from public schooling to higher education. As the assistant principal of Archer Learning Center, he is known for integrating modern learning techniques and technologies and has a significant impact on community and educational development.

Dr. Mary Cullen Frazier

NAEA Executive Director

With a focus on DEI practices and trauma-informed principles, Dr. Mary Cullen Frazier has led transformative programs in alternative education. Her work is grounded in extensive research and experience, aiming to support marginalized student populations through innovative educational practices.

Jason Johnson 

Jason is a licensed school psychologist and has published research on resilience and student performance.  Jason is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged students and currently consults and trains educators across the nation as the director of training and research for the WhyTry organization. Jason is a thought leader on resilience education and has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the country. He has led successful implementations of all WhyTry programs and has pioneered trainings for clients in healthcare, corporate, and the US Military.

Join us as we bridge the gap between alternative and mainstream education, bringing forward solutions and strategies that address some of the most pressing challenges in today’s educational landscape. Your voice and engagement are key to our collective success. See you at the webinar!

Christian Moore

Christian Moore

Christian is the founder of the WhyTry Organization that provides curriculum, tools, and training for schools and educators across the US and internationally, focused on helping students build social and emotional resilience. Christian is also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), an internationally renowned speaker, and a passionate advocate for youth. He is the author of the best-selling book “The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action,” a guide for accessing resilience in a world of increasing instability and narrowing opportunity.

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