The mission of the Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth is the prevention and reduction of youth substance abuse within the Issaquah School District service area. The Coalition accomplishes this mission through community resource networking and strategic action planning aimed at changing community norms.
Influence the Choice (ITC) is a local substance abuse prevention alliance working for a healthy, thriving community. It is comprised of a minimum of twelve community sectors: parents, youth, schools, business owners, medical professionals, government, media, faith-based organizations, organizations serving youth, civic or volunteer organizations and law enforcement, all working together to build a healthy, thriving, drug-free community.
Facing the Opioid Crisis
Help us spread the word about the importance of disposing of expired, unused or unnecessary opioid prescription drugs. You can download this flyer for distribution by clicking on the image.
You can download a two-page large-type version of this flyer by clicking here.
Sept. 6 Five Year Celebration Issaquah Depot 4 to 7 pm
Influence the Choice will begin activities again in the fall! Have a wonderful summer, everyone!
Influence the Choice 2018 Student Video Contest winners were announced at the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony held on May 1st at Issaquah High School. This year's overall winner is Shane Elledge from Liberty HIgh School. This is the second year that Shane has won the $1000 grand prize! See Shane's winning video "What's It Worth" below. For a list of all the winners plus videos click here.
A very special thanks to our Student Video Contest event sponsors: the City of Issaquah Arts Commission, the Rotary Club of Sammamish, the Rotary Club of Issaquah, the Sammamish Kiwanis and the Issaquah Kiwanis. We couldn't do it without you!
Hidden In Plain Sight is a parent education exhibit introduced by Influence the Choice with seven partners: The Issaquah Police Department, the Sammamish Police Department, Issaquah PTSA Parentwiser, Friends of Youth, the city of Issaquah Parks & Recreation, the city of Sammamish Parks and Recreation, and Eastside Fire and Rescue. Hidden in Plain Sight has been presented at Liberty High School, Inglewood Middle School, Issaquah High School and Central Washington University - Sammamish. Hundreds of parents have toured the exhibit of a "typical teenager's bedroom" and learned valuable lessons about spotting the signs of drug use or abuse. Thanks to all of our partners and parents who attended this year! If your organization would like to arrange for a Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit, contact Andie Adee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Moeller (email@example.com).