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Our Workshops

Our Wellbeing Platform

CHOICES is a student wellbeing platform that brings live classroom workshops to eighth-grade students to empower them to thrive in school and in life. Our trained volunteer presenters serve as positive adult role models from the real world. This gives them credibility in the eyes of the teens they serve. CHOICES Education Group has served more than 6 million teens across the country since 1985!

Our Workshops

Smart CHOICES© is a live, in-person workshop that helps student discover their personal power and the impact their choices will have on themselves and others both now and in the future.

The workshop helps students consider the value of education for their future, and introduces them to skills in time management, decision making, goal setting and self-discipline. The content has recently been refreshed with a positive focus on high school graduation, personal empowerment and decision-making skills.


Money CHOICES© is a live, in-person workshop that helps students learn how money is earned, budgeted, saved and spent, and helps them understand how they can make positive financial decisions both now and in the future.

Students pretend they get a summer job to save enough money to buy their own smartphone with a service plan and insurance, learning the concepts above, and much more, in the process. Students gain practical, actionable skills that they can use immediately to manage their money when they get their first part-time jobs in the real world.


Our Impact

I will try way harder on my grades and do homework more often!”   -Participating Student

In addition to the more than six million teens that have participated in Smart CHOICES since 1985, we have partnered with hundreds of organizations and engaged thousands of volunteer presenters all across the US.

 Students give Smart CHOICES an approval rating of 85%, and teachers give it 97%. In a recent study investigating changes in student engagement in school, students indicated a 9% increase in appropriate engagement, a 9% decrease in inappropriate engagement and a 9% decrease in non-engagement coincident with Smart CHOICES. Engagement in school has been shown to be a reliable indicator of the probability of on-time high school completion.

 In another study of at-risk students, those who participated in Smart CHOICES increased their school engagement 47% more than those who did not, as reported by their teachers. This indicates a strong correlation between participation in Smart CHOICES and positive school engagement.

 In our opinion, however, our greatest impact is demonstrated through the testimonials we get from students, teachers and presenters:

Your Opportunity

If you would like to get involved with us to help these workshops reach more teens, including in your own community, you can learn more here.

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