You are cordially invited to attend the 6th Annual Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences (C.H.O.I.C.E.), Inc. Awareness and Fundraising Event on

March 7th, 2014 at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3701 St. Michael Church Road Louisville, KY 40220 from 6:pm to 9:30PM.

There will be entertainment, silent auction and Hors d’oeuvres.

Remarks will be given by our own U. S. Representative Congressman John Yarmuth, (KY-3). Our Keynote Speaker will be Charla Young, author, motivational speaker, and the television talk show host of an empowerment reality talk show “Power to Change”.

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You are cordially invited to attend the C.H.O.I.C.E. 6th Annual Awareness and Fundreising Event on

March 7th, 2014

The event will be held at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 3701 St. Michael Drive, Louisville, KY 40220. The event will start at 6:00 PM to 9:30PM. Come for an evening of entertainment, hors d ‘oeuvres, silent auction and a surprise keynote speaker.

All donations will help support the programs and services C.H.O.I.C.E. provides.

For more information contact the C.H.O.I.C.E. office (502-456-5137). We hope to see you there!

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C.H.O.I.C.E “Swinging for a Better Tomorrow Golf Scramble” is schedule for Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40212.
We are currently seeking golf teams. A team consist of 4 members. Sponsorships is also being sought for our golf scramble. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or participate as a team, please contact our office: (502)456-5137, or e-mail: choiceinc@yahoo.com. Updated information will be posted.

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The 5th Annual C.H.O.I.C.E. Awareness and Fundraising Event was held on March 1st, 2013 at the St. Michael Orthodox Church with a large crowd of C.H.O.I.C.E. supporters, donors, community leaders and friends.

We would like to thank our corporate sponsors for supporting this worthwhile event:

MR / Logic Path Financial Consulting, LLC

Ratterman Funeral Home

Thortons

Barber, Banaszynski, Hiatt – Attorneys at Law

Thelma Sias and Stephen P. Adams – Milwaukee, WI

Again, thank you for your continued support.

Our keynote speaker, Congressman John Yarmuth‘s speech was inspirational.  See the entire speech below.

The evening’s highlights included a TJMAXX Fashion Show with new, upcoming and stylish fashion. The fashion show was sponsored by TJMAXX on Taylorsville Road and featured C.H.O.I.C.E. participant and their parent’s models.  In addition, the Meyzeek Middle School Step Team gave us a rousing performance and had attendees on their feet, clapping marvelously at their unique stepping techniques.

Our guest were wonderful, and the night was a family affair!  Guest enjoyed Italian inspired food catered by Jonny V’s Catering.  Jonny V’s, yet another year did an exceptional job.

Our event was a tremendous success due, in part, to the giving hearts of our guest, sponsors, donors and other supporters. The C.H.O.I.C.E. family is appreciative! Thank you volunteers and administrative team.

Donations can be made anytime.  Just go to our website: www.choicelouisville.org and hit the “Donate” button.

And remember, The C.H.O.I.C.E. is yours, make the right one.

Remarks by Congressman John Yarmuth

C.H.O.I.C.E. Annual Awareness Event

March 1, 2013

Thank  you for inviting me to be here this evening. Thanks to all the parents and members of the CHOICE high school mentoring program for being here, as well as all the leaders from the business and faith-based communities I see here tonight.

You don’t need me to remind you how tough this can be. The distractions are limitless, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos of cats doing hilarious things. I’m of course talking to the parents here.

But on top of all those distractions, there’s something more menacing out there that’s also competing for young people’s attention. And whether it’s drugs and alcohol or other nefarious activity, the presence of negative influences on our young people is one of the most pervasive challenges we face as a community.

That is why choices matter. The choices you make as a young person are yours for your entire life. You own them now, and you will own them in the future. And by the way, anything you post on Facebook will also follow you into the future. So be careful.

CHOICE is a fitting name, because each young person who is part of this program has made a critical first decision: To take control of your lives and eliminate negative influences. You have chosen to make an investment in yourself, your future, and your community.

A strong future first needs a foundation, and this program is a cornerstone. It helps you to prioritize yourself above outside influences.

It provides the skills and lessons to help you tackle unforeseen challenges and be the essential positive influence in your school communities and neighborhoods.

Now, these are all very important reasons to avoid negative influences in your lives, and I hope I’ve been able to convey that. The very fact that you’re involved in CHOICE gives me a lot of confidence.

But there’s one more thing: Dollars.

1.3 million students drop out of high school every year across our country. Each of those students can expect to make $10,000 less a year than their peers who finish high school.

And it gets worse: A high-school dropout will earn $35,000 less a year than his or her counterpart with a bachelor’s degree. That’s $35,000 a year, every year.

Dropping out is also a devastating cost to our  nation. We pay close to $4 billion a year just in remediation costs for those who don’t finish school. And we lose out on the economic benefits of lifetime incomes of more than $329 billion.

I want to be clear: I have every confidence that each of you in this room tonight is headed toward an exemplary college career and a good job of your choice. And I truly believe I am looking at a roomful of future community leaders.

I encourage you to think of CHOICE not just as an opportunity but also a responsibility. Take what you’ve learned here and pay it forward. It is the responsibility of each one of us to practice, promote, and reinforce healthy life choices to better our community and our country.

I know we can count on you. I have every confidence that each of you will not just meet your expectations – you will exceed them.

I join your family, friends, and the CHOICE staff and volunteers in applauding your efforts. You are a great representative for your peers and for our community, and I will continue to do everything I can in Congress to help make sure you have the support and resources you need to build strong futures.

Thank you for doing your part to make Louisville the place we love to call home. I wish you nothing but success.

 

 

 

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C.H.O.I.C.E. INC. 24th Annual Conference Graduation
May 1st, 2013 at the Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Place (off Dixie Highway), Louisville, Kentucky  from 8:30AM til 1:30pm.

AND
C.H.O.I.C.E. INC. Annual Golf Scramble on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at Quail Chase Golf Club, 7000 Cooper Chapel Road, Louisville, Kentucky. Lunch will be served at Noon and Tee Time is 1:00PM.
Contact the C.H.O.I.C.E. office: 502-456-5137 or e-mail us at choiceinc@bellsouth.net for more information or just watch our website.

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C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. SPONSORS 2011-2012

by Sy on September 12, 2012

A special thanks is extended to the C.h.O.I.C.E. Inc. sponsors for the 2011-2012 school year. The program could not exist without the assistance of the following funding sources:
Louisville Metro Housing Authority
The Cralle Foundation
Metro Councilman -District 22
Metro Councilman – District 21
Ky-ASAP Region 6 Local Board
Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
The Kroger Company Foundation

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3rd Annual Golf Scramble: Swinging for a Better Tomorrow!!

June 18, 2012

Hi C.H.O.I.C.E. Supporters, It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendars for September 11th, 2012.  We wanted to get an early start and let everyone know about our wonderful event.  We had a awesome time last year and invite you to join us again this year at our golf scramble! Our event will […]

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You can now Donate for our March 1st Annual Fundraiser and Buy Raffle Tickets Online via Paypal!

January 22, 2012

Hello to all our wonderful CHOICE supporters! Just wanted to let you know that we have Paypal set up for our upcoming event on March 1st. Please see the original announcement: CLICK HERE. There are two different Paypal buttons. The first is to reserve your seat to hear Derek Anderson speak and the 2nd is […]

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CHOICE 2012 Awareness Event Featuring Former UK Basketball Star Derek Anderson! Thursday March 1st, 2012

January 18, 2012

Former UK and NBA basketball star, Louisville native, and successful entrepreneur Derek Anderson will headline CHOICE’s 4th annual Awareness Event and Fundraiser on Thursday, March 1st from 6:00pm to 9:30pm Donate now to reserve your spot! Mr. Anderson will be our esteemed keynote speaker and the event will be held at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox […]

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2nd Annual Golf Scramble: Swinging for a Better Tomorrow!

June 14, 2011

Hi CHOICE Supporters, We wanted to get an early start and let everyone know about our 2nd annual Golf Scramble! Last year’s inaugural event was a great start and we are looking forward to building on that success. Once again, our event will be graciously hosted by Quail Chase Golf Club at 7000 Cooper Chapel […]

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