Staff Development for Educators
As an educator, we know you have a passion to help students succeed. Caring teachers and administrators who relate to students leave a lasting impact, teaching life-lessons beyond academics. You can make the difference in a student’s life that will lead him or her down the path to success.
You may be the only voice of reason your students hear if they are not getting encouragement, instruction and discipline from home. At Just Say YES, we want to encourage and empower you to make that positive impact in the lives of your students through our staff development programs and resources.
What we do
Teens need to know that you care about them and want the best for their lives. The Just Say YES philosophy is “a connected teen is a protected teen.” This means that when a teen connects with an educator who can guide and direct them, they will make better decisions.
We want to help you make that connection. Whether you are looking for programs for staff development or resources for your classroom, we have a variety of tools geared to equip you as educators to connect with students relationally, academically and emotionally.
Whether your students are dealing with bullying, self-image issues, drugs and alcohol, academic motivation or another teen topic, Just Say YES speakers have professional staff development programs that will equip you, as an educator, with practical tips and knowledge of how to combat these issues in the classroom and in your school. We provide staff development programs for educators in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Teachers leave these programs feeling encouraged, appreciated and better prepared to help students say YES to their dreams and goals.
See our list of Staff Development programs and topics by speaker.
We’ve partnered with Friends First out of Colorado to bring this student mentoring program into schools in the DFW Metroxplex. We partner with educators to pair younger, at-risk students with older teens who have volunteered as mentors for the program. The goal is to reach at-risk students before they start down the path of poor decision making. STARS students focus on setting goals for their future and learning what it will take to achieve them.