WHY DONATE TO C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc?
With this in mind, on behalf of the board of C.H.O.I.C.E. INC., we ask you to please consider making a financial contribution to C.H.O.I.C.E. INC. to help ensure the viability of our program.
While C.H.O.I.C.E. INC. has been serving the community for 30 years primarily through the generous support of the local community, each year securing funding for our program has become more challenging. In effort to minimize this strain we partner with companies for workplace giving and volunteers partners. We would love to make a presentation at your company to inspire more philanthropic acts among staff. Contact Us Today!
All services are provided at no cost to the particpants and their families. The annual cost per student is $1,200.
C.H.O.I.C.E. offers a 28- week researched-based positive youth development curriculum through self-help educational groups, indivdual counseling, cross age peer mentoring, and leadership traning. The programs goals are to:
Promote positive interaction among peers, family & community
Increase self-efficacy and self-esteem
Assist in becoming aware of the choices available & potential outcomes generated by this behavior.
“As board chair, I have been involved with C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. since its inception. For the past 20 years, 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”. Through testimonials, observations and increased requests for services, it is evident that C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. is meeting young people where they most need care and guidance. Consistent, positive, behavioral change among young people is a result of participation in this program. C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. is one of the best-kept secrets being offered to young people and their families in the state of Kentucky. With the help of others, this secret is currently being shared. The need for such services continues to exceed our resources. This program is worthy of community support both financially and through volunteerism. I hope you will join with me the Board of Directors and staff of C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. by continuing to provide the much need services to youths and adolescents in the Metro Louisville area.
William Yesowitch C.H.O.I.C.E.
“I have chosen to support the C.H.O.I.C.E. Program personally and through my company, in their efforts to assist young people in making more positive choices for themselves.”
Don Perkey Perkey Printing, Inc.
Owner of Perkey Printing & Former C.H.O.I.C.E. Board Member
“CHOICE is a marvelous program that has made a real difference in the lives of countless middle schoolers. The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is proud to support such a meaningful endeavor.”
Tim Barry Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Former Executive Director
“For ten years, Watterson students have benefited from this excellent program that blends mentoring with small group interaction, and inspires our young people to make better choices early in life. We are proud of our partnership with such an effective program.”
Vickie Talbott-Watterson Elementary
“C.H.O.I.C.E. has given many students guidance and direction to make positive life choices.”
Maurice D. Risner Jefferson County Public Schools
Executive Director, Student Relations & Safety
“The C.H.O.I.C.E. Program has been a beacon of light in our school and the community. These life-long skills that students receive through the C.H.O.I.C.E. Program here at Meyzeek Middle School has translated into young people making good decisions both in our school and in our community. This success could be felt without the continued financial and technical support of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority.”
Stephen Gilkey Meyzeek Youth Services Center
The programs that C.H.O.I.C.E. have to offer provide our youth with many opportunities for growth. By supplying services for youth and their well-being, resources that they may need help finding, and a proper way of building healthy relationships that will benefit them in the future.
Reduction in Child Abuse
C.H.O.I.C.E. offers a nonjudgemental space about issues in the home and a safe haven for the community. All C.H.O.I.C.E. instructors are mandated reporters and are there to offer a safe place for youth to share whatever they need. The C.H.O.I.C.E. family tries to develop relationships with all parents and provide additional to any that may need them.
Many of the programs that C.H.O.I.C.E. provides offer a positive outlook for the community. By taking youth out and providing them with ways to best handle their free time and relationships. Also, building youth up and teaching them valuable lessons that they will be able to keep with them forever.
The C.H.O.I.C.E. family strives to promote the welfare of others. In doing this, they provide opportunities for interns and volunteers to work and build their resume when needed.