FAST was developed 25 years ago by Dr. Lynn McDonald, who knew that the most important thing to children are the people closest to them. To increase the chances of each child succeeding, children need positive support in their family. FAST gives parents new tools for this to happen. Many research studies have shown that children who attend FAST make more positive choices and do better in school. Parents have also told stories of how FAST has changed their family life, their personal goals and career choices.