The mission of Influence the Choice is promotion of mental, physical and social wellness for middle school through high school-aged youth in the greater Issaquah community. We accomplish this mission through networking community resources and facilitating strategic action planning aimed at changing community norms.
Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth (ITC) is a 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 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!
NEW! 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.
On September 29, 2018 lnfluence the Choice will complete the first five years of a federal Drug Free Community grant provided by the national Office of Drug Control Policy and administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This Five Year Report details the history, accomplishments and future plans for Influence the Choice. To download the entire report, click on the image.
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 (email@example.com) or Katie Moeller (firstname.lastname@example.org).