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We teach teens how to decide, not what to decide, empowering teens to make better decisions that lead to better lives.

DEF's focus is to:

  • teach how to decide, not what to decide,

  • develop skilled decision-maker competencies, 

  • reinforce Decision Quality core concepts through fun, experiential activities,

  • integrate critical and creative thinking, SEL, leadership, and resilience skills,

  • and demonstrate Decision Skills relevance to everyday life. 

We'd like to talk with you in a way that's most convenient for you. A simple phone call is a great way to start, and we can do something as extensive as a whole day visit to your site. At no cost to you, DEF can tailor an experience to fit your opportunity. Suggested options include:

An interactive demonstration (30 min.) to a club at lunch or a classroom session (50 min.) provides an engaging overview.

A lunch or separate meetings with administrators, teachers, or counselors can introduce DEF's work in the context of each individual's interests and concerns. 

Workshops (2-3 hours) for a select group of students (struggling freshmen or student leadership) offer a broader introduction with memorable activities.

Maximizing value would include all of the options, with staff sharing what the students experience and discussion of how to take the learning forward. 

What make a good decision
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In our programs, students learn:

  • Quality decision making concepts

  • Critical thinking

  • Creative thinking, a divergent process

  • Problem-solving

  • Self-efficacy

  • Leadership skills

  • Life skills

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Resilience

DEF's programs are proven to work with diverse audiences. Examples include:

  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

    • DEF partners with Stanford to offer a 2.5 hour introductory experience to high school students. Last summer, DEF led workshops for 562 students from 35 different countries. Rating 4.5 out of 5, the program is among the best, 6 years running.

  • At-Risk Students

    • Students struggling in math at an urban high school attended a 3 hour workshop -- 90% responded they would like to learn more decision skills. DEF has worked successfully with alternative high schools and in diverse settings. 

  • StrongStart Program

    • ​DEF's StrongStart Program (25 hours) delivered Decision Skills to more than 550 students across 16 schools in 2018. Ninety percent of students stated they had fun, 83% felt better prepared for high school, and 85% would recommend the program to fellow students.

DEF's programs are proven to work with diverse audiences. Examples include:

  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

    • DEF partners with Stanford to offer a 2.5 hour introductory experience to high school students. Last summer, DEF led workshops for 562 students from 35 different countries. Rating 4.5 out of 5, the program is among the best, 6 years running.

  • At-Risk Students

    • Students struggling in math at an urban high school attended a 3 hour workshop -- 90% responded they would like to learn more decision skills. DEF has worked successfully with alternative high schools and in diverse settings. 

  • StrongStart Program

    • ​DEF's StrongStart Program (25 hours) delivered Decision Skills to more than 550 students across 16 schools in 2018. Ninety percent of students stated they had fun, 83% felt better prepared for high school, and 85% would recommend the program to fellow students.

DEF is a non-profit with the mission to improve the lives of young people by teaching them effective Decision Skills.

CONTACT

Tel. 650-814-9616

info@decisioneducation.org

445 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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