Posted by Brent Cumbie at 9/1/2011
Why Try is a program designed with students from elementary through high school in mind. Originally selected for use in DAEP, Why Try was quickly recognized for it's effectiveness in working with dropout prevention, violence prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, truancy reduction, failure reduction, and for spreading the anti-bullying message. The efficacy of the program made it an easy choice to begin using it during advisory periods at the SLC.
We are proud to be able (thanks to CORE funding)to have Christian Moore, LCSW, founder of Why Try as a special assembly speaker at SLC on Thursday, September 8 in our Auditorium. 6th and 7th grade classes from HMS and RMS will be attending this special assembly along with SLC and DAEP students.
Additionally, the Municipal Court of NRH has recently established a partnership with the District Student Services Department to provide Why Try programming to youth who have been accepted in their First Offender's program.