Professional Development for Teachers

Dan's Professional development program for teachers
Staff Development for educators on bullying
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Professional Development for Teachers

About our professional development programs

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.

We want to help you connect with your students. Whether you are looking for professional development programs for teachers or curriculum for your classroom, we have a variety of resources geared to equip you as teachers to connect with students who may be at risk. Our educator training programs both motivate and enable teachers and staff to identify and reduce risk behaviors in students. Research shows that teens who are bullied don’t perform as well academically. Similarly, sexual activity and drug and alcohol use can cause teens’ grades to drop. When you engage one of our staff development programs, your teachers will be trained and motivated to help students build healthy patterns of behavior for academic performance and for their lives.

Contact us today to find out more about how Just Say YES can partner with your school to help teachers excel in their efforts to help youth succeed.


Just Say YES works with a variety of highly qualified speakers to ensure that we provide excellent professional development programs that meet the needs of your particular school. Our speakers all have national speaking experience. We carefully vet each speaker to ensure their professionalism and expertise in the topics they cover.


We provide staff development programs for K-12 teachers that cover a variety of topics. Programs range from motivation and communication in the workplace to training on dealing with specific topics in the classroom like bullying, depression, or STD’s/STI’s. We are also able to tailor a program to fit your particular school. Visit our professional development programs page to see a list of some of the teacher programs we offer, or fill out our information request form and let us know exactly what kind of professional development program you are looking for.


Staff Development programs range in length from one hour to intensive, multiple-day programs. When you contact a program coordinator, we will work with you to determine what will best fit the needs of your school.


The cost of our programs varies by speaker. Our program coordinators can work with your school to determine what funding options may be available. It might be possible to partner with other schools, or use available grant funds to cover the cost of a program.

Where we conduct professional development programs

Our speakers have conducted programs for elementary, middle and high school educators. They address inner-city public schools as well as high-end private schools. All of our material can be adapted to fit the needs of your particular school regardless of location or demographic.

Our speakers also offer programs for student assemblies and parent groups, including PTAs. We have conducted assembly programs in 38 states, reaching more than 500,000 students, parents and educators.

For more info

For more information on speakers, visit the individual student assembly speaker pages.

Have more questions? Read through our FAQs or contact us for more information. You can also read more about us as an organization.

STARS Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

STARS mentors at 2012 luncheon

We’ve partnered with Friends First out of Colorado to bring this student mentoring program into schools in the DFW Metroxplex. It pairs 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.

To learn more about the program, check out our STARS page, or contact us with any questions you might have or to learn about starting a mentor program in your school.
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