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Life Skills Day – Respect Contest Winner

Posted: May 3, 2016 | Category:

Overcoming Obstacles is thrilled to announce that Liberty Hill Academy of North Charleston in South Carolina has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Life Skills Day Contest!  For their entry, they will be awarded our grand prize of $1,000 for their school. The theme of this year’s contest…

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Teaching & Learning 2016

Posted: March 3, 2016 | Category:

Overcoming Obstacles is exhibiting at the 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 11 and 12! During the conference, we will be hosting a session titled Teach Life Skills: Change our World.  Join us on Saturday, March 12 from 8:00 am…

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Overcoming Obstacles Session Overview – NASSP Ignite 2016

Posted: February 11, 2016 | Category:

Teach Life Skills & Change Our World Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Education brings together educators, community leaders, and journalists for an insightful panel discussion on the importance of life skills education, following the screening of Ripple Effect, a short documentary. Educators and reformers from around the country explain how teaching…

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Teach Life Skills and Change Our World

Posted: October 27, 2015 | Category:

We invite you to watch the talk, “Teach Life Skills and Change Our World,” that our founder, Jill Siegal Chalsty, gave at TEDxCharleston. It will be the most compelling 11 minutes you will ever spend on hearing how critical life skills education is to our children. We ask that you share…

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