Teaching Happiness

Discover the good life through resilience, creativity, and community.

Project Happiness Doors

Get Happy From the Inside Out

7 Doors to Happiness Project guides your students to explore what makes them–and others–happy.


YES! Recommends: Project Happiness :: 7 Doors Project
by Jing Fong
Take your students on a journey of self-discovery that will ultimately lead them to understanding not only what is happiness for themselves, but also what is happiness for others. Each door represents a facet of your path to happiness, and hosts a multimedia array of interviews, photos, films, questionnaires, and activities.
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
by Jing Fong
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Connect and Engage: Happiness
by Jing Fong
These two top-notch resources offer opportunities for you and your students to truly understand the benefits of giving, and the strengths and virtues that make people and communities thrive.
Happiness in the Classroom and Beyond
by Jing Fong
Classroom resources from the Sustainable Happiness issue of YES! Magazine.
Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources
by Brandi Bratrude
Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.
Questions for Students: Going Forward Full Circle
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: When Youth Lead
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for students: Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by YES! for Youth Education Program