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.

A Decision Skills Virtual Event

Join us to learn about how

Decision Education makes a difference in the lives of 

Students   Teachers   Counselors   Administrators   Parents   Volunteers

November 7th, 10:00-11:30 AM 

Hear from individuals who have experienced why learning how to make better decisions matters. 

  • Students build decision competence and better future prospects.

  • Teachers and students have more productive learning relationships.

  • Counselors see improved decision ownership including College and Career Readiness.

  • Administrators help teams solve challenging issues faster, better, and with more buy-in.

  • Parents and Volunteers reap rewards in their personal and professional lives.

We hope to see you November 7th!

DEF can provide your 9th Graders with Steps to Success today.

Learn more about the program.

Ask us about curriculum that can be configured for your students.

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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.

Help us and GoGrady Media create a new film and new curriculum for helping youth understand the importance of decision making and resilience.


Born Ready: A Mixed Legacy


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Our aim is for everyone to learn how to make good decisions and we appreciate your feedback and testimonials.

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