Decision Making Foundations & Building Your Future |F18

Ages: 12-18
Day, Time: tuesdays, 12:00-1:00
Location: computer room
COST: $95


Amy Day & Kristen Jawad

Amy Matheson Day is excited to bring young people, parents, and caregivers, the power of quality decision making and tools for action. Amy brings a breadth of professional experience in decision education and coaching, K-12 education, volunteer management, and program and board development with the Decision Education Foundation, Youth in Philanthropy, and American Red Cross as well as 18-years in alternative education. Amy is an honors graduate in Economics with a Spanish Literature minor from Whitman College.

Kristen Jawad has 20 years of experience creating educational programs. She holds a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and has advanced training in compassionate communication & parent education. She recognizes the value of emotional fluency and conscious choice to create a life of purpose & contentment. She is passionate about partnering with people who bravely explore possibilities and commit to action. She is married, living with two teens, two cats, and a few chickens.

class description

Students should expect a dynamic and fun classroom with activated and applied learning that addresses a variety learning styles. Our intention is to create a supportive and inclusive classroom for teens. Workshop Goals:
• What decisions do you face? – Apply the decision process to life choices
• Understand your personal values & preferences.
• Learn emotional regulation techniques and effective communication skills.
• Neurobiology – how it impacts you & practice helpful habit hacks
• Biases – in media & Identifying cognitive biases
• Decisions vs Outcomes – risk & uncertainty

Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:

Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.


Optional, Approx. 1 hour per week

field trips:


additional fees/supplies:

Notebook, paper & writing tool. Students are welcome to bring laptops.

parent involvement:

Parents are welcome to quietly observe. Please arrange with the teacher prior to class.

Age Variances:

Students outside of the age range listed on this class description will not be granted age variance admission.