MAKE GOOD CHOICES
Make Good Choices is the Youth Initiative of the Wichita Metro Crime Commission. It encompasses a variety of programs and activities designed to encourage good behavior, help kids stay in school and discourage drug use.
Career Day busses metro-area high school students to WSU Tech, providing hands-on experience in potential career choices that do not require a 4-year college degree. Through the counselors at WSU Tech students have an opportunity for one-on-one discussions about career choices, job opportunities, tuition assistance and more.
The WMCC is also involved with not-for-profit groups who work with at-risk youth, such as League 42, to encouraging students to stay off drugs and stay in school.
The Teen Drug Conference is an opportunity to bring middle and high school students together for a day of fun, while at the same time learning about the dangers of drugs. Done in conjunction with the DEA, a follow-up contest awards a cash prize to one middle school and one high school for the best student-driven initiative/project aimed at informing fellow students of the dangers of drugs.
Note from Goddard High School Teacher and Trip Sponsor Crystal Simmons:
Our kids did a great job. Mary Oyler placed 4th in the Nation in the Law Enforcement division. And our CSI team placed 29th. I was really proud of the kids and the hard work they had to put in before the competition. However, without the financial aid of the Wichita Metro Crime Commission these students would not have had this amazing educational experience. Please let me know if you have difficulty viewing the movie. I’m sending one that shows the competition and the kids having some fun. If interested, I could make another with just the kids you supported and just of the LE competition.
Thank you for your help and support!
Video of Goddard High School Students Trip to National Competition