1305 W. Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
1323 Bond St, Ste 119
Naperville, IL 60563
The Power of Choice 6th-8th Grade Campaign is a Communication Campaign designed to build protective factors in 6th-8th grade students in District 203 and 204 junior high/middle schools.
Multiple different 12×18 posters are displayed in the schools throughout the school year as hard copies and on TV monitors. Posters are designed with messages intended to build protective factors that guide students as they develop, making decisions that lead them toward a healthy future.
In planning new posters for an upcoming school year, testing with the target audience begins. Surveys conducted in school lunchrooms ask students about their attitudes and values to gain insight into potential marketing messages. Separately, students are surveyed to learn where they notice messages inside and outside of school to learn preferred sources of information. Healthy messages drafted from student input are tested during spring/summer focus groups. Once primary and seconds campaign messages are identified, a second round of focus groups is conducted to test images for poster design, including photos, colors and wording. The final color posters printed represent the student voices, and are displayed in school as September begins, changing bimonthly to keep students engaged in noticing the newest poster, and reading its important messages.
Displayed in key areas to give students a little more information about important topics and themes connected to protective factors highlighted in the posters. Each issues will present a Power Surge Challenge to encourage the students to “do something powerful” with the information they learn.
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See Your Impact
$25 – Gas card for youth to get to school or work
$100 – Counselor coverage for a runaway youth
$250 – One Operation Snowball retreat scholarship
$500 – Two nights of emergency shelter and support for a youth in crisis
$1,000 – Eight hours of counseling support for teens and their families in need
$2,500 – Ten move-in baskets of necessities for youth entering our housing program
$5,000 – Four months of rent for two youth experiencing homelessness.