Why Try? Building Resilience in the Workplace, at School, and at Home

Who we are

We are former students, counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, and corrections staff. We are youth advocates. Over the last 15 years, we have combined our experiences with research to develop tools that enable everyone in an organization to thrive – the adults, the straight-A students on the college track, the most at-risk kid from a broken home. The secret is resilience education, and through it, we’ve seen individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds develop the capacity to access resilience. Click here to request a free demo.

A program for students

The WhyTry Program uses a series of ten visual metaphors to teach social, emotional, and leadership principles. The program’s unique multisensory approach caters to every learning type, and has been used in over 16,000 schools and organizations with 2 million students and counting. Click here to try it free.


Contact WhyTry


5455 N River Run Dr. Provo, UT 84604






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Parent Project Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop parent-training programs for parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. We are committed to providing highly effective programs that are affordable for every parent.

The Parent Project. Celebrating 27 Years of Service to Families.

At the Parent Project®, we believe that parents are the answer. In our 27 years, we have worked with over ½ million parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. Our programs are based on their experiences and successes. No matter how difficult the situation may be, we can help. "Little miracles". It's what we do!

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Why the Parent Project?

As an educator, no one is more in tune with the issues surrounding high-risk youth than you. Teen drug use, youth gangs, school violence, failing grades, truancy, and classroom discipline, are just a few of the problems teachers face every day.

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  • Do parents of high risk youth see your practice as an effective resource in helping them cope with their out-of-control children?
  • Are you interested in ways to diversify your practice or expand your agency’s visibility?
  • Are you searching for new methods to link with the referral sources in your community (schools, probation, courts, law enforcement, etc.)?

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Why the Parent Project?

Juveniles account for 60%, or more, of every law enforcement agency’s call for service. And when we examine the reasons why children are seen in juvenile courts today, the need for a parent-training program that addresses the most destructive of adolescent behaviors becomes evident.

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The Parent Project

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