A course that keeps teenagers engaged and wanting more.
Own It! is unlike any course your teenager has ever taken. They will learn concepts they haven’t learned anywhere else in a fun and intriguing way. Own It! teaches them to think about things in a way they never have before, engaging them in interactive activities as they progress through the course. But don’t take our word for it. Click on the video and see for yourself.
Live Comments From Actual Students
For many of us and our teenagers, it can feel like life is just
happening to us, that we have little or no control over our situation,
and we are at the mercy of the circumstances around us.
Own It! will show you that nothing could be further from the truth.
2015 Edtech Awards
Mesa, Arizona, May 7, 2015 - Grand Key Education (GKE) announced today that the company and its student training program, Own it!,™ were named as finalists in two separate EdTech Digest Awards.
2021 EDTECH Award
Own it! Youth Empowerment Program – ‘Best SEL Tool’
1 We are parents
We have raised our share of teenagers. We know firsthand the challenges they face as they grow and establish their own identities. We want every teen to have all the tools they need to really succeed.
2 We are educators
The powerful concepts Own It! teaches can change lives. But, as lifelong educators we know that the delivery matters just as much as the information so we created a course with real impact.
3 It’s a team effort
We want to join parents, educators, counselors, therapists, physicians and clergy in their important work of helping young people see and reach their highest potential.
4 The time is now
Before you know it, our children are grown and out of the house. Right now is the crucial time to give them the mental and emotional strategies to meet and overcome any challenge.
Why We Created
5 We all have emotions
While we all have emotions, few of us are taught how to truly feel, own, and manage them. These important skills allow youth to better handle their fear, anxiety, and uncertainty and develop empathy for others.
6 Empowerment wins
From bullying to social media pressure, from addiction to dropping out and even suicide, our youth face enormous challenges. The tools of empowerment offer teens a way to overcome the obstacles they meet.
7 Life is a roller coaster
Own It! teaches youth that they can create any result they want in their lives by changing and managing their thoughts. No one knows what life will bring, but armed with this truth they are ready for anything!
8 Build confidence
We believe in our youth and their capacity to do hard things in incredible ways. They need to know it too. As they build confidence to solve problems and accomplish their dreams, there is no limit to what they can do.
Here’s why they love using Own it!
Meet the Own It! Creators
Dennis Deaton, DMD Co-founder, CEO
Dr. Dennis Deaton has been teaching the power of managing our minds to corporate America for over thirty years. Recognizing the compelling need for youth to learn and apply these same life-changing principles, he created and developed Own It! Dr. Deaton’s desire is to help young people take ownership of their own lives by making the vital connection between their thoughts and the results in their lives.
Dana Van Deinse, M.ED Co-founder, President
Dana Van Deinse has been teaching youth for more than twenty years. As a school administrator, teacher, board member and the parent of three young adults, she is passionate about providing personalized education options for children. Dana co-created Own it! to help young people gain the confidence and skills to create the life they dream about.