Our Vision: Improved decision making is the key to a better collective future.
Our Mission: To equip youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives.
How I Decide equips youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives. Rather than telling youth what to decide, we teach them how to think clearly to make their own decisions. We create innovative programs and instructional content to develop students’ critical thinking, social, and emotional skills. In addition, we support research to develop new products, interventions, and instructional methods, and advocate for change in what students are taught.
Founded in 2014, How I Decide is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Philadelphia. Our team is composed of academics, educators, and business professionals, and our instructional content synthesizes insights from multiple disciplines ranging from mindfulness to neuroscience to the behavioral sciences. We currently focus on students in urban, disadvantaged communities locally, and we have plans to scale our work nationally. This school year, we have reached approximately 1,500 students with about a dozen partners, and we see enormous opportunity to scale in the next few years.
Instrumental in our founding as you’d expect, our Board brings a wide range of experience and skills to How I Decide.
Our Advisory Council
Coming from a wide range of backgrounds, our Advisory Council is instrumental in providing us with expertise in psychology, decision sciences, education methods, curriculum development, educational games, research and evaluation.
Our staff come from a wide range of disciplines such as education, non-profit management, and computer science.