About DEF and What We Do

The Decision Education Foundation (DEF) is an 501c3 non-profit working to improve the lives of young people by empowering them with effective Decision Skills.

We teach teens how to decide, not what to decide, helping them to make better decisions, experience improved life outcomes, and create a better world for themselves and society.

Better Decisions ~ Better Lives

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What We Do

We deliver Decision Skills to students, which means training educators, developing curriculum, and demonstrating its value.

Who We Are

Leaders in Decision Science founded DEF, and we continue to be significantly funded by private donations from individuals.

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Who We Work With

DEF works with a variety of youth-focused organizations, and has evolved towards primarily engaging high school aged students.

History and Impact

Founded in 2001, DEF has shown students can learn core principles of Decision Science, and educators recognize the value it creates.

Get Involved

We invite you to support our work through becoming an advocate, volunteer, or donating to help bring Decision Skills to more students.


Join us in building the Ronald A. Howard Endowment for Decision Education to ensure an ongoing commitment to Decision Education.