1305 W. Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
1323 Bond St, Ste 119
Naperville, IL 60563
The Power of Choice is a campaign supporting students, schools and parents. The campaign is focused on building resiliency and providing education to increase the number of students who are making healthy choices regarding alcohol and other substance use. The Power of Choice is an effective, data-driven community collaborative project that recognizes the power youth have to impact the quality of their lives by making choices that keep all possibilities open for a bright future.
The goals of the Power of Choice are to:
The Power of Choice campaign is composed of many different components in order to ensure its effectiveness.
Illinois Youth Survey
District 203 and 204 8th grade students participate in the Illinois Youth survey every other year. Information from the survey helps to guide the development of the campaign.Learn More
Multiple 12×18 posters are displayed in the schools throughout the school year. Posters are designed with messages intended to build up protective factors that will guide students as they develop and begin making decisions that will lead them to a healthy future.
A monthly electronic newsletter is distributed to parents in an effort to educate and encourage them to talk about the risks and consequences of underage alcohol use. Each newsletter allows parents to connect with their children in order to help pave the way for a bright future.
PowerTalk for Families
Activities are designed to give families tools to have important conversations that reinforce skills that help young people build resilience and health.
Power Surge and Stall Street Journals
Displayed in key areas to give students a little more information about important topics and themes connected to those protective factors highlighted in campaign posters. The middle school/junior high Power Surge issues will present a Power Surge Challenge to encourage the students to “do something powerful” with the information they learn.
Two times during the school year, The Power of Choice visits school cafeterias to help educate students on the campaign and reinforce the topics covered by the campaign.
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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.