Educators, school officials and community leaders all agree that The Way to Happiness is an effective tool for creating a harmonious and productive learning environment and community.
“We have decreased violence in the school by 80 percent over the school year. We have decreased disrespectful attitudes toward teachers, decreased vulgar language....Kids are now more apt to sit down, calm down, think about what they do and set a good example. It’s a 100 percent improvement!” —High-School Principal, Michigan
“At this time of crisis in [our] school district, the school board is divided and at odds with each other: the community is distraught and disgruntled. We face a three million dollar budget deficit and rumors of improprieties in government procedures. The Way to Happiness has provided a buffer for our besieged school district. A ray of hope amid a cloudy horizon is what it has provided for my students during these turbulent circumstances.” —School Teacher, Texas
“For many years common sense moral values were simply not discussed. So, in today’s society we have children growing up with no moral foundation. This is probably the nation’s third generation without morals being instilled. It totally makes sense that the more children and parents and teachers are exposed to and actively apply the twenty-one precepts brought forth in The Way to Happiness book, the better our society will become.” —Middle School Teacher, Texas
“The Way to Happiness provides valuable guidance to my class. The junior high age range is a questioning period for youth and your booklet is just what the students need. It makes them think, and establishes values all too often missing in today’s world.” —Teacher, California
“The students are more accepting of others. They discuss other values and opinions and then respectfully agree or disagree without conflict or confrontation.” —Middle School Teacher, Pennsylvania
“After using The Way to Happiness with our students, there was no fighting, no violence and no trouble—a complete reverse of what had been occurring before.” —Headmaster, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Since implementing this program last school year, we have documented decreases in the areas of negative behavior/discipline, blatant disrespect and aggressive behavior and attitudes. We have documented increases in mutual respect and tolerance for individual differences in others, common concern for others, the understanding of the importance of giving, and healthy competition. Since many of our students have no early models of acceptable attitudes and behaviors, this program is an ongoing set of attainable expectations for students.” —Principal, Oakland, California
“Stealing, fighting, skipping school, taking drugs, disrespecting my mom—these were just some of the things I would do on a daily basis two years ago. I did not have any goals in life. I didn’t care if I got shot and died. I had no communication with my mom or anybody in my family. I had the worst attitude for no reason. I began to take a course on The Way to Happiness and I can proudly say it saved my life. I now work and I am doing really well in school. I have great communication with my family. I don’t dress in gang attire anymore, and most importantly, I have a goal now.” —Middle School Student, Los Angeles, California
“With the support of The Way to Happiness Foundation, more than one million copies of The Way to Happiness were distributed in Palestine and Israel. It is making a big difference. It can play the role of rehabilitating both peoples. The Ministry’s Committee on Improving Education has directed all school counselors to teach the Palestinian children using The Way to Happiness.” —Deputy Secretary of Education (Ret.), Palestinian Authority
“What distinguishes this organization from other nongovernmental organizations is your philosophy and how to apply it to educate and rehabilitate people. The Way to Happiness is a perfect tool for rehabilitating youth. You go a long way to ensure that your theory is matched with practice. I am thankful for the work you’ve done and look forward to a continued partnership to expand this program.” —The Minister of Youth and Social Development, Lagos State, Nigeria
“The crime statistics for major crime in this area have been considerably down for each of the first four months of the year. I know that distribution of over 16,000 The Way to Happiness booklets has had a lot to do with this. With the tool of The Way to Happiness we are winning and will have a final victory over the degradation that surrounds us.” —Director Neighborhood Improvement Association, Southern California
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