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Overcoming Obstacles

The Center conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program, funded by Community for Education Foundation. This evaluation explored: how and the extent to which Overcoming Obstacles is being used by educators across the country; the perception of educators across the country of the program’s impact on students and their schools; and the perception of students in three high implementing schools of how the program impacts skills such as conflict resolution, goal setting, and conflict management.

Overcoming Obstacles was founded in 1992 with the goal of teaching young people the skills they need to be successful in life. Overcoming Obstacles provides educators with curriculum materials, teacher training, and ongoing support services to deliver instruction on over 20 life skills. Click here for more information about the Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program.