CHOICE Louisville


Make children’s life by sharing

Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences (C.H.O.I.C.E.) is a listening ear for children during their darkest hours, 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 experiences (ACEs) at home, at school, and within their community by equipping them with coping, resilience, and problem-solving skills to help them thrive into adulthood.

Annual Fundraiser Up to $50,000

Funding Our Future

C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. is partnering with local artists and musicians to make the community aware of the needs of youth and adolescents facing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). C.H.O.I.C.E. is committed to assisting young people in the Louisville community by providing a safe space to discuss sensitive topics, engage in self-discovery, and build healthy connections. 

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About us & Our founders

C.H.O.I.C.E. Louisville, Inc. provides services that allow youth to reach their maximum potential via a positive, healthy drug-free lifestyle.

The incidence of substance abuse, violence, and negative behaviors will decrease among young people if they have a greater degree of self-esteem and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. To achieve this goal, students need to have current information and education about drug abuse and dependency and its effect on interpersonal skills. At C.H.O.I.C.E. Louisville, we provide those life skills.


C.H.O.I.C.E. believes adolescence is a dynamic and challenging time of life, during which education, support, and guidance from adults and peers can nurture positive youth development.

C.H.O.I.C.E offers partnerships with public and private schools. We provide educational, youth-specific, experiences in a safe environment. Specifically, we assist in the prevention of alcohol and other drug use and abuse in adolescents and youth. We also intervene with youth and families in crisis.  Finally, we encourage youth toward the freedom of making choices for a purposeful and meaningful life.

The C.H.O.I.C.E. Program has provided this community with educational intervention and prevention services for youth and adolescents who would have otherwise “fell through the cracks”

Served over 5,000
in Metro Louisville,

On average
student volunteers
to participate for at least 2 years

90% HS graduation
rate; 88%
sought secondary education

The right programs at the right time


C.H.O.I.C.E. Louisville, Inc.’s purpose is to provide the needed services that will allow youth and adolescents to reach their maximum potential via a positive and healthy lifestyle.

Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences (C.H.O.I.C.E.) is a listening ear for children during their darkest hours, a hand of praise during their shining moments, and a voice of reason during challenging times.


C.H.O.I.C.E. offers a non-judgmental space to discuss issues occurring at home, school, and their community. We develop relationships with all parents and provide assistance where needed.


Offers youth with growth opportunities. We supply services for youth and their well-being which helps them find a proper way to build healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.


Community is key. We enhance the youth's outlook on the community by taking them into the community to serve and see. This provides an opportunity to teach invaluable life lessons.


The C.H.O.I.C.E. family strives to promote the welfare of others. To do this, we provide opportunities for interns and volunteers to work and build their resume when needed.
In the 2019-2022 school year, the Dare to Dream Program Quality Assessment (PQA) and scored 4.50-4.92 in the domain.
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Youth helped

When you sponsor a child, you change their future, helping them see beyond the daily struggles of poverty.

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Years of service

Your sponsorship supports access to health, social and educational programs and resources for participants and their families.


Give your support

Your donation or sponsorship could assist C.H.O.I.C.E. with the following programs:

  • Advanced Mentor Training
  • “Dare to Dream” Sports Leadership and Mentoring Program
  • Gloria Moorman Scholarship Fund
  • Annual Conference Graduation
  • Louisville Youth Mental Wellness Bus (C.H.O.I.C.E. Mobile Classroom)
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Donation Total: $100

Your help changes lives.

Join us to learn how you can help make change for youth and adolescents.

Join with us to MAKE DIFFERENCES


We are seeking volunteers passionate about transformational change in Louisville through youth and adolescent development. 

C.H.O.I.C.E. serves 3rd through 12th grade students facing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) who are not chemically dependent during school hours. Self-help educational groups, cross-age peer mentoring, leadership training and individual counseling are services offered to participants.

We work in the hardest-to-reach places, when it’s toughest to be a child.

C.H.O.I.C.E. offers volunteer and internship opportunities for a variety of community members and their talents. Volunteer opportunities range from mentoring our participants to being a member of our Board of Directors.  Let’s discuss how your talents match with the agency’s mission. 

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