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Our Story

CHOICES grew out of the experience of a concerned Seattle dad trying to reach his troubled teenage son. Confrontation didn’t work so he decided to write his son letters about decisions and their consequences. The message got through to his son, and he realized that this same message might resonate with other teens as well.

CHOICES has since helped more than 6 million teens across the country shape their futures. The workshop has been presented in all 50 states in the U.S., seven provinces in Canada, and three locations in Australia…and we do it for less than $5 per student served!

Our goals are to increase the probability that at-risk teens will graduate from high school, motivate teens toward their education and future, introduce them to practical skills for success such as self-discipline, decision making, time management and goal setting, and build sustainable business, education and community partnerships in each location we serve.

CHOICES Education Group was formed in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity with the mission of empowering teens to make positive educational choices that will increase their career and life opportunities. We have 34 years of expertise in program development, service delivery and partnership sustainability. On August 1, 2020 CHOICES Education Group became a part of financial services firm Brighton Jones, yet retaining our separate 501(c)(3) non-profit status so that we can continue to build our community of support and volunteers, and also continue to serve as many teens as possible.

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