Community Partners are youth-centric locations that exhibit a significant population of black teens, 12 – 17-year-olds, such as schools, government agencies, and organizations.
“A multitude of barriers keep Black children, and their families, from receiving treatment. They need help to deal with the pervasive poverty and racism that surrounds them.”
-Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Partner with Choose to DO in Developing the Minds and Healing the Hearts of Our Children
When you partner with us, the youth are the winners. The young people in our programs:
Learn who they are, identifying their gifts, talents, strengths and weaknesses.
Weekly interactive series on the proper way to develop self-esteem and delve deeply into self-love.
Building a trusting environment by hosting weekly discussions with physical engagement, whole group interactions, and snacks.
Engaging and age-appropriate artistic materials such as vision boards, and “selfie” renderings, to encourage students to illustrate their thoughts.
Access to professional speakers at the end of the series as well as other self-care bonuses.
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What Our Partners Are Saying
“Attucks Middle School has had the pleasure of working with Choose to Do Inc. through Project Explore, a program that connects middle school students to high-impact college and career opportunities, for the past two years. Our students are always excited to know that Choose to Do Inc. will be on campus week after week because they always give our students something new to think about. They encourage our students to think outside the box and get to the root of why it is important to have a certain mindset in order to be successful. Choose to Do Inc. has brought out emotions in my students that I personally did not know were there. While embarking on positive self-talk, exploring their fears, love relationships, and their life’s purpose, I have seen my students grow to be more mature, confident, and agents of their own change.”
DONISHA TAYLOR, PROJECT EXPLORE ADVISOR
Attucks Middle School
“As the Project Explore Advisor for Fondren Middle School, I have the option to choose the mentor organizations I wish to incorporate into our program. Upon meeting Ms. Dozie, the Founder of Choose to Do, Inc, in 2018, I immediately recognized that she offered what my students needed. Her program of services were the missing pieces of the puzzle that made our Project Explore program complete. Her warm tone and positive energy make it easy for students at this age to discuss topics that usually cause our scholars to shy away and hide themselves, but Ms. Dozie has a beautiful gift of resonating with them. In her presence, they speak freely, and their voices are heard. It is a pleasure to elaborate specifically on how “Breaking the Cycle” continues to make a lasting impact on my students.”
ANGELA L. JOHNSON, PROJECT EXPLORE ADVISOR
Fondren Middle School
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