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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2018-2019

School Year Recap

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.

Listen to our Brotherhood "Dare to Dream" Mentors and Mentees express how C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. has impacted their lives.

 

 

PROGRAMS

View below for more details on each of our services.  All services are offered in partnership with public and private schools during school hours. Program goals are accomplished by providing educational, youth-specific, environment experiences in a safe environment.

 

Overall 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 "at-risk/high-risk” youth and their families in crisis situations

3. Encourage youth toward the freedom of making choices for a purposeful and meaningful life, through education and the use of constructive activities. 

 

 

Brotherhood/Sisterhood/Mixed Gender Self-Help Groups

This component of the C.H.O.I.C.E. Program assists targeted group in uniting together to address issues of concern to youth and adolescents as they begin to reach adulthood.

 

Resilience, decision-making, and coping skills are a major teaching focus. Also, there is an emphasis on positive self-regard and enhanced self-esteem to encourage a decrease in alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use.

 

Designed to educate youth and adolescents by encompassing educational dynamics presents within the C.H.O.I.C.E. model framework and adolescents 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 a cross-age peer mentoring program designed to address the specific needs of athletes and those that they mentor. The "Dare to Dream program began October 1994 in Jefferson County Public School system. Cross-age peer mentoring is defined as the mentoring process occurring among high school student and  elementary students. In addition to mentoring services, all "Dare to Dream" participants are offered weekly age appropriate group counseling sessions with individual counseling sessions as needed.
The male and female high school athletes 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