Hundreds of K-12 Life Skills
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Overcoming Obstacles is an award-winning life skills curriculum available for free to all educators.

My Overcoming Obstacles

“My Overcoming Obstacles” is a completely free online platform where you can download training guides, standards alignments, student surveys, handbooks for parents, material for substance abuse prevention and bullying prevention and more.

Results and Recognition

Since 1992, over 290,000 educators in all 50 U.S. states and in 170 countries have used Overcoming Obstacles’ free lessons to improve the lives of more than 65 million young people.

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What are life skills? Why was Overcoming Obstacles developed? How is the curriculum free? Find answers to these questions and more in our knowledge database.

Our Curriculum

How does Overcoming Obstacles help you teach life skills? Learn more about the format and structure of our lessons here.

Kindergarten through Second Grade

Lessons on fairness, listening, coping skills, self-control, respect, integrity, and more!

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THIRD THROUGH FIFTH GRADE

Lessons on empathy, integrity, perseverance, respect, and more!

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Middle School

Modules on skills such as communicating effectively, making decisions, setting goals, studying effectively, resolving conflicts, and more!

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High School

In addition to goal setting, communicating effectively, and making decisions, the high school curriculum includes modules on college readiness, on-the-job skills, developing a positive work ethic, and managing your life.

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Click on a level above to download the complete curriculum for free as a PDF.No registration required.

“My Overcoming Obstacles” is a completely free online platform where you can download training guides, standards alignments, student surveys, handbooks for parents, and material for substance abuse prevention and bullying prevention. It will also give you access to our upcoming lesson editing platform and customized versions of the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum - all for free!

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