You Can Do It


You Can Do It Education

You Can Do It! Education’s main purpose is to support communities, schools and homes in a collective effort to optimise the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of all young people.

Its unique contribution is in identifying the social and emotional capabilities that all young people need to acquire in order to be successful in school, experience wellbeing, and have positive relationships including making contributions to others and the community (good citizenship).

YCDI’s mission is to realise, through the following beliefs and actions:

The building of social, emotional, and motivational capacity of young people rather than on their problems and deficits.

The encouragment of prevention, promotion, and intervention efforts (school, home and community) in order to build the social and emotional strengths of young people.

The development of a strength-building approach, where YCDI seeks to build the capabilities of adults (community, school, home) associated with positive outcomes in young people.

The 5 Keys of YCDI! Education

Our core purpose is the development of young people’s social and emotional capabilities, including:

Confidence (academic, social), Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along, and Resilience.

Central to the development of these 5 Key Foundations is instilling in young people 12 Habits of the Mind, including:

Accepting Myself, Taking Risks, Being Independent, I Can Do It, Giving Effort, Working Tough, Setting Goals, Planning My Time, Being Tolerant of Others,

Thinking First, Playing by the Rules, and Social Responsibility


This last point includes the values of Caring, Doing Your Best, Freedom, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Understanding, Tolerance, and Inclusion.