Welcome to Influence the Choice, our community's youth wellness promotion coalition. We work to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse, and to promote mental, physical and social wellness for Eastside youth. We are a community-based, grass-roots organization dedicated to reflecting our community's priorities for healthy youths through strategic planning, data collection and resource networking.
Action Forum for Youth - May 23
Join other community leaders for a breakfast presentation on the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey results for the Issaquah School District. A keynote address by Superintendent Ron Thiele and a presentation by Dr. Nathan Brown will be followed by a student panel reflecting on the results. Breakfast is free, but registration is required.
You can help promote healthy choices for young people in our community. Influence the Choice is now accepting donations. For additional information about ITC's non-profit status, click here. To donate, click the Donate button.
Thank you to Issaquah Newport Way Storage for providing us with a six-month donation of storage space for ITC's Hidden In Plain Sight exhibit and meeting supplies in our efforts to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse. We are MOST GRATEFUL for your support!!
Youth Mental Health First Aid - June 3 and 4
Back by popular demand!! Influence the Choice is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid class on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day, at St. Michael's & All Angels Episcopal Church in downtown Issaquah. The class teaches adults how to help a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, and is specifically helpful for those who work with youth, who encounter youth frequently in their work, for parents and for those who want to promote mental wellness among youth in our community. Please join us!
April 25 Vaping Forum Issaquah High 6:30 p.m.
REGISTER FOR VAPING FORUM at ParentWiser
April 30 Student Video Contest Awards Issaquah High 7:00 p.m.
May 6 ITC Meeting Eagle Room* 5:30 p.m.
May 23 Action Forum for Youth Holiday Inn 7:00 a.m.
June 3/4 Youth Mental Health First Aid St. Michael's** 9:00 a.m.
June 3 ITC Meeting Eagle Room* 5:30 p.m.
NO INFLUENCE THE CHOICE MEETING IN JULY
*The Eagle Room is located on the first floor of the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah.
**St. Michael's & All Angels Episcopal Church is located at 325 SE Darst Street, Issaquah