Making good ‘Choices’ program heads to schools


By Karen Sorreles



Midwest Regional ESC with the help of many volunteers is presenting the “Choices” program to 8th grade students in Logan County middle schools. Starting at Bellefontaine Middle School on Oct. 12. Students will learn about making the right choices and possible consequences of other choices they may choose. Programs consist of Texting, Social Media, Diversity, Values, Self Esteem/Self-Confidence, Opiates Crisis, Conflict & Stress Management, and Healthy Choices. Volunteers from Bellefontaine Police Dept., Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Consolidated Care, Board of DD, Life Reps, Mary Rutan Hospital, C.O.R.E., to name a few and many more will be helping make this day a success for the students. Jeremy Hankins of Bell Hankins Realty group donated funds for volunteer lunches at Bellefontaine MS. Lunches will be prepared by Marketplace Café.

On Oct. 19 the program will be presented to Indian Lake and Riverside students at Indian Lake Middle School. Lunch for the volunteers and students is provided by the Alliance for Community Partnerships prepared by La Pizzeria.

On Nov. 9, “Choices” will be held at Benjamin Logan MS.

This program was piloted last year and was received very well by school administration and students.

For more information, contact school guidance counselors or Karen Sorreles at MRESC, 937-599-5195 Ext. 5506

By Karen Sorreles

Karen Sorreles is Youth Development Liaison for Midwest Regional ESC.

Karen Sorreles is Youth Development Liaison for Midwest Regional ESC.