a houston based non-profit organization
Choose to Do Creates Programs for Black Youth Which Changes Their Future Outcome.
Choose to DO’s programs develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for young adults in school, work, and for life success.
why you should care
Mental Health for Black Teens Matters.
The stigma associated with receiving a mental health diagnosis might feel like an ominous cloud that hangs over you all of your life. Many people feel alone because of the lack of communication, knowledge, and understanding.
Choose to Do Inc, aims to dispel the myths associated with mental health diagnoses and build a society that promotes the reality of people with all types of disorders.
Here’s some numbers that illuminate the importance of this issue…
- 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
- 60% increase in the suicide rate for youth 10-24 between 2004-2018
- 25% high school students report a decline in mental health during the pandemic
Making a Difference
Our programs and projects teach youth the importance of having a positive mindset in order to help them maneuver the daily stresses of life. Choose to DO, Inc. focuses on enhancing the self-worth of young adults so they can meet their full potential.
Take a sneak peek at one of our program videos.
What Young People Have to Say…
“After today’s lesson, I realized we are all different but valued.”
“I loved everything about this experience, but mainly I enjoyed the challenges that came with expanding the organization. I have learned so much about grant writing, writing policies, creating workflow processes, research, planning networking events, etc.”
“Because being happy with the work I am doing is important for my professional development and self-confidence. I believe the skills I am learning here will make me a valuable team member in any future career endeavor.”
Wall of Faces
“We are more alike than we are unalike.”
In an effort to de-stigmatize poor mental health, our wall of faces allows everyone to support us in this fight. By adding the faces of your loved ones to our wall it shows the world how many have been touched by a mental health struggle and how our collective voices is making a difference in normalizing care and intervention strategies.
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