Youth Substance Abuse Prevention and Early    

  Intervention For Over 30 Years   

  C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc., Louisville           

     "Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences"

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Youth and adolescents involved in community programs, such as C.H.O.I.C.E. are aided in positive youth development as it enhances their social emotional learning, reduces risk behaviors, and increases civic engagement.   

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Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences (C.H.O.I.C.E.) is a listening ear for children during their darkest hour, a hand of praise during their shining moments and a voice of reason during challenging times. C.H.O.I.C.E. helps youth and adolescents navigate through adverse childhood expirences (ACEs) at home, at school, and within their community by equipping them with coping, resilience, and problem-solving skills to make positive choices. 

 

Our children face societal issues such as poverty, substance abuse, violence, mental health, or parental separation/divorce. Our children not only have to overcome societal issues, but rise to expectations for achieving well academically.  

 

C.H.O.I.C.E. is sanctioned by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to support academic excellence by offering mentoring, leadership skills, and group counseling to address social and emotional challenges. However, C.H.O.I.C.E. is not offical vendor of JCPS as we are community based youth prevention and early intervention agency. 

 

 

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"Dare to Dream" Mentors 

We are Celebrating Over 30 Years of Providing Services

to the Metro Louisville Community!

Currently, C.H.O.I.C.E. is offered at Fern Creek High School, Iroquois High School, Whitney Young Elementary, and Watterson Elementary. All students are active in our unique cross age peer mentoring program utilizing high school athletes mentors to guide at-risk elementary mentees.

 

The "Dare to Dream" Sports Leadership and Mentoring program offers a non-traditional approach to mentoring during school hours. The "Dare to Dream"program offers a research-based positive youth development curriculum through the agency developed C.H.O.I.C.E. model©(Bemker & Sias-Shannon, 1999). The C.H.O.I.C.E. model© aims address the life stressors in particpants' lives to develop healthy coping mechnism to bolster resilience.

 

 

C.H.O.I.C.E. has played a vital role in helping establish positive relationships with peers, family, school, and community. C.H.O.I.C.E. has directly been beacon of hope to over 10,500 students grade 3rd through 12th experiencing high-risk behaviors and/or household dysfunction. C.H.O.I.C.E. has provided support services to eighteen (18) different schools, a mixture of elementary, middle, and high schools, throughout its service years.

 

 Research from MENTOR and the Search Institute has shown the key for our youth's success may lie in the establishment of positive relationships with their peers and adults. Connections allow young people to adapt to the complex demands of their growth and development. In addition to, offering youth and adolescents the opportunties to contribute positively to their peer groups, family, school and community while making responsible decisions that enhance their health and avoidance of risky behaviors(substance abuse/violence). 

 

 

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Region 6

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The "Dare to Dream" program began at Fern Creek High School in 1994 and expanded to Iroquois High School in 2002.

District 21-Councilwoman Nicole George

District 22-Councilman Robin Engel 

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