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It's Up To All Of Us

You can help to ensure every child gets a life skills education so they can succeed in life. By advocating for Overcoming Obstacles, you become a vital part of a movement to make life skills the standard in public education.

Join us – there are so many ways to make a difference.

Show & Share Our Videos

Our videos give an informative, engaging overview of the Overcoming Obstacles life skills program and the need for relevant skill instruction in every classroom. Share these videos with fellow parents, educators, administrators, and legislators and help make the case for life skills instruction in the classroom. You can inspire action!

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Write Letters & Emails

Letters and emails to teachers, principals and superintendents are powerful tools to build support and make the case for life skills instruction in the classroom. The more letters teachers and administrators receive, the more likely you’ll receive a response and inspire action. So, invite like-minded parents and family members to write their own letters, too. We encourage you to include personal anecdotes about how Overcoming Obstacles has helped your child and your family.

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Schedule a Meeting

Face-to-face meetings are perhaps the most compelling way to build support and make the case for life skills education with a teacher, principal or administrator. In addition to sharing any personal stories about how Overcoming Obstacles has helped your child, their peers and your family, we recommend you review our fact sheet and use it as talking points for your conversation.

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Present Overcoming Obstacles at a PTA Meeting

If you’re as passionate about life skills education as we are, present Overcoming Obstacles at your next PTA meeting. Sharing our documentary or panel videos is a powerful way to create awareness and rally support for life skills instruction at your school. Download the Overcoming Obstacles fact sheet for your reference. Adding your personal experiences will help to inspire action.

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Your tax-deductible donation to the Community for Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, brings the Overcoming Obstacles life skills curriculum to new classrooms across the country and around the world at no cost to educators, schools, students or parents. Any donation, large or small, helps us continue our important work.

Thank you for helping young people live better lives.


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To give by phone, please call (877) 840-9606. We accept all major credit cards.


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