Choices (12 to 17)
The Choices Program is a group-based psychoeducational program that provides a safe and encouraging environment for youth, aged 12-17, to learn skills that will help them make more positive choices in their lives in a group environment. The Program is delivered in partnership with schools, shelters, and community-based agencies in York Region and South Simcoe.
Having positive role models involved in this program is key, which is why it is run with program coordinators, alongside volunteer coaches who can provide this support. The program also provides a supportive space for youth to learn refusal skills and positive coping strategies and to practice new skills in a non-judgmental environment.
Who is This Program Intended For?
- Youth, aged 12 to 17, who may be using substances or alcohol
The CHOICES Program Covers
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Coping Strategies
- Take Risks/Social Media
The CHOICES Program delivers a one-hour group that meets over four weeks. During COVID, the Program is being offered virtually. Post-COVID, it will be offered with our partnered schools, shelters, and community-based organizations.