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Life Skills Day

On April 14, 2015, Overcoming Obstacles will launch Life Skills Day to highlight the importance of life skills education for all students. Join the celebration. Create a Goals Wall and enter our contest to win $1,000 for your school. Click here for details. To enter, send your photos to by April 8.

Winner of the National Dropout Prevention Center’s Crystal Star Award

Winner of the National Dropout Prevention Center’s 2013 Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention, and Prevention. Click here to learn more.

Ripple Effect Logo

RIPPLE EFFECT provides firsthand accounts from students, teachers, education leaders and administrators about how teaching life skills is crucial for children to lead successful lives and be positive, productive members of society. Watch the trailer.

Download our free iPad app.

Download the Overcoming Obstacles app and teach life skills your way today! It fits easily into any setting, including core content classes, advisory periods, and afterschool and summer programs. Available for iPads and Android tablets

Overcoming Obstacles increases attendance, decreases violence, and boosts graduation rates.

Educators teaching Overcoming Obstacles see increased attendance rates, improved academic performance, reduction in school violence, higher graduation rates, and stronger college and career preparedness.Read more about our results and recognition here