"Each year we bring our fifth graders to experience the Adventure Learning Center's alpine tower, giant swing, and team building exercises. They always come back energized, proud, and united! I believe it is one of the best field trips for kids! The staff is always positive, encouraging and totally dedicated to the kids. "

— 5th Grade Counselor, New Hanover County Schools

 National Prevention Week 2016, May 15-21

According to SAMHSA – the “I Choose” Project is an easy way to make a difference, be a positive example, and inspire others.

Participating is easy – take a photograph of yourself holding a sign with your personal message about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important to you. For example, you could write “I choose prevention because I want to be healthy and happy.” Or you could include “I choose treatment…” or another “I choose” statement, such as “I choose not to give up because things do get better.”

Send your photo to NewMedia@samhsa.hhs.gov(link sends e-mail). In the email, also include:

  • Name(s) of people in the photo
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • State or territory
  • ZIP code
  • The “I Choose” message displayed in the photo.

After receiving your submission, SAMHSA will review and post your photo to the “I Choose” photo gallery(link is external)*

picture of a young man holding a sign that reads I choose to be a leadera picture of a young girl holding a sign that reads I choose prevention for my family and friends.a picture of a young woman holding a sign that reads I choose opportunities.


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