By Dave Forrester


May 3, 2009

School Counselors are charged with developing programs in three main domains for students. These three main domains are academic, college/career, and personal/social. I would like to bring everyone’s attention to The Why Try Organization. They are leaders in bringing systemic and sustainable student motivational programs into schools to address dropout prevention, violence prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, truancy reduction, and increase academic success for all students. The WhyTry Program is simple, hands-on and a visual curriculum which helps youth overcome and proves their resiliency. Christian Moore, M.S.W is the founder of the program, growing up in Washington, D.C. area within a family of twelve children. By an early age, Christian had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, conduct disorder, and severe learning disabilities. Today, Christian speaks at a large number of conferences and events each year inspiring educators and students to make their lives better. The School Counselors use this program at my high school and we have seen dramatic results with helping our students in difficult situations. So check out their website and resources!
The Why Try Organization
Christian Moore, Founder of the Why Try Organization
My Connect Card
My Connect Room


  • By Ammar Midani - 12:24 AM on May 15, 2009  

    Great blog Dave,
    I was wondering about how to become an Education Leader please

  • By Gretchen Harbour - 11:05 PM on June 10, 2010  

    Hi, Thanks for the interesting article? Is your blog a free theme or custom? I am intrigued by your blog. Is it feasible to include this post on one of my sites?, I will of course link to this page. Regards.

  • By Dave Forrester - 9:28 PM on June 13, 2010  

    I know the people at “The Why Try Organization.” They are great individuals and they help out thousands of students everyday. I am going to be conducting a webinar for them this summer using Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional. I will keep you posted! Sure, go ahead and link my blog entry to your website