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View below for more details on each of our services. All services are offered in partnership with select Jefferson County schools during school hours. This process is accomplished by providing educational, youth-specific, environment experiences in a safe environment.
The goals of the C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. Intervention Program are:
1. Assist in the reduction of use and abuse problems that develop into chemical dependency.
2. Intervene with “high-risk” youth and their families in crisis situations; make contact, establish rapport, make appropriate referrals and help youth toward making alternative choices of an alcohol/drug-free nature.
3. Encourage youth toward the freedom of making choices for a purposeful and meaningful life, through education and the use of constructive activities.
This component of the C.H.O.I.C.E. Program assists young males in uniting together to address issues of concern to young men as they begin to reach adulthood.
Decision-making and coping skills are a major teaching focus. There is also an emphasis on positive self-regard and enhanced self-esteem to encourage a decrease in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use.
Designed to educate male youth and adolescents, the Brotherhood component encompasses the educational dynamics of the mixed gender group, and presents it within the framework of male growth and development.
Based on the acclaimed National Target Program and the C.H.O.I.C.E. Intervention Model, the Dare to Dream Sports Leadership and Mentoring Program is designed to address the specific needs of athletes and those that they mentor. This program was developed and implemented by C.H.O.I.C.E. in October 1994 in Jefferson County Public School system.
The male and female high school athletes will receive two (2) levels of prevention, comprehensive, prepared training. Once trained, the athletes will mentor elementary school mentees of the same sex. Both groups will meet one class period per week for 28 weeks during school hours. The mentoring process is both one-on-one and group oriented. Mentors and mentees visit each others’ school during their mentoring experiences to participate in various skill building activities.
The program allows students to see that they have control over their behavioral responses. Students will gain wisdom via an empowered sense of self-worth. By developing positive skills in dealing with life stressors, young folk build competencies to positively progress toward adulthood. That is why C.H.O.I.C.E. believes in its philosophy to help our youth cope with life’s challenges.
In addition, “Dare to Dream” members speak/participate in school and community prevention activities.
Dare to Dream Sports Leadership & Mentoring Program
Nurturing Educational Transition (NET) Groups
This group provides support and fosters resiliency with at-risk and retained students in grades 4th through 9th grades.
The primary focus for this group is bolstering skills and dispelling fears associated with transition to middle and high schools. The core components of the mixed gender group are also covered as they specifically relate to transition.
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This component of the C.H.O.I.C.E. program seeks to develop and enhance self-image, bolster resiliency, and decrease the widespread of use, of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence, and other negative behaviors.
This process is accomplished by providing educational, youth-specific, and enriching experiences in a safe environment.
This component of the C.H.O.I.C.E Program assists young females in joining together to enhance their abilities and skills to make positive choices, increase their self-esteem and sense of self-regard and decrease the incidence of widespread alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
Designed to educate our female youth and adolescents, the C.H.O.I.C.E Sisterhood component encompasses the educational dynamics of the mixed gender groups and presents it within the framework of our young females growth and development.