How to decide
Take a class on decision processes and tools
Learn to teach kids decision skills
Help students make better decisions

DEF's Mission

Improve the lives of young people by empowering them with effective Decision Skills.

Proven Value in Decision Skills

StrongStart Program

Data shows that 9th graders who stay on track have a higher graduation rate than their off-track peers. DEF's StrongStart program transitions students from middle school to high school, giving them skills and tools for empowerment and self-efficacy in decision-making.

Learn more about the program.


Steps to Success Program

DEF can provide your 9th Graders with Steps to Success today. Our GSuite-ready curriculum can be targeted to your students' needs. 

Learn more about the program.

Antwon's Success Story

Antwon, a struggling student who wants to play professional football, finds his path to success with Decision Skills.

This case is supported with curriculum to teach Decision Skills.

Watch his story and the process he used

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Decision Focus Video Series

Check out our video series on the basics of decision-making and download sample student activities.

Watch the videos.

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Conversations for Clarity

A tool for working through a decision using the decision chain.

Includes instructions, a worked example, a blank worksheet, and a video explaining how it's used with students.

See the resources.

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Educators Sharing Successes

Decision Education makes a difference in the lives of students, teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and volunteers. 

Learn from those who have experienced the benefits.

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Decisions Change Lives

Every day, teens face challenging decisions that can have significant impacts on their lives and the world around them. In a life of choices, developing the skills to think through decisions is essential.


And yet, our schools struggle to find the time and materials to teach students the critical thinking and decision skills they need for success. DEF focuses on teaching youth 21st century skills using the Decision Quality framework. 


DEF wants to equip the teens in communities everywhere with the decision tools to create a great future for themselves and others. For instance, we are recruiting partner schools for StrongStart, a week-long orientation program for incoming high school 9th graders. Find more possibilities to learn from us under What We Do.

Know the elements of a good decision? Watch a video overview of what we teach!

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You are a product of your decisions.