Teen anxiety and depression are more of a concern for parents and teachers than ever before

At the same time, everyone feels extremely overwhelmed about what to do about it.

In partnership with local Utah child psychiatrists and therapists, United Way has developed an extremely lightweight and simple program that will give caring adults the tools they need to help youth.

It doesn't take extensive interventions or long classes to make a difference.

Tamara Oborn
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove loves the EveryDay Strong because it is a simple framework that helps us understand how to help our kids thrive. We are hopeful we can help them grow strong, independent, and make good choices by providing Safety, Connection, and Confidence.

What is EveryDay Strong?

60-minute Training

Certified counselors and peer trainers come to your school or community center. 

Watch an 18-minute summary of what we teach

Resilience Handbooks

15 simple actions that any adult can do today that build teen resilience

Posters and Newsletter content

Posters, newsletter content, library table tents, and more give simple reminders of how caring adults can support youth

Most of this is free to schools thanks to generous donor funding

EveryDay Strong is a framework that is used daily by all employees in Alpine School District. Making sure students feel safe, connected, and confident is critical to their physical health, mental health, and academic learning.
Lori Thorn
Alpine School District
Davis County
I implemented Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and it's been a total game changer for my step-daughter and I. I am super eager to share what I have learned to others because it works!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Read our document summarizing the research behind EveryDay Strong here:

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EveryDay Strong is not a full SEL program: rather, it’s one framework that compliments anything else you are implementing.

Virtually everything is free! Some things might cost a small amount to print—for example, resilience handbooks or posters—but you can execute EveryDay Strong for little to no money. If possible, we recommend budgeting about $200-$500 per school or city.


Yes, although be aware that everything has the United Ways of Utah branding. If you are a United Way outside of Utah interested in purchasing branding rights to EveryDay Strong, please email everydaystrong@unitedwayuc.org


Our email is everydaystrong@unitedwayuc.org or by phone at 801-691-5336.