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It's a new year!  Start making your mark today with C2E!  Click below to find out how!



Did you know that Excel reaches across Arkansas?  We're in 5 counties and counting, and we need your help!  Check out our services tab for more information!


Making a Difference One Life at a Time

Choosing to Excel is a regional and community-based multifaceted healthy choice organization dedicated to impacting lives and making a positive difference one life at a time.

The mission and goal is to educate and encourage youth who are making healthy choices, to provide tools for change for youth and families, while advocating on behalf of those who want a fresh start one life at a time.

Impact and growth is accomplished through mentoring, peer-to-peer support and community involvement. Our core components include the following:

 

Building strength for life through learning life skills.

Developing strong relationships through mentoring.

Giving back through community service.

Equipping pregnant teens and single parents.

Understanding and doing the "right" thing.

Learning interpersonal skills.

Developing an entrepreneurial spirit.

One of C2E's largests facets is the Mentoring Program. The mentoring relationships have lead to such positive outcomes as:

  • fewer trips to the principal's office

  • Reduced juvenile recidivism

  • Better attendance at school

  • Overall improvement in behavior and parental relationships

  • More positive attitude

  • Improvements in grades

  • A happier youth!

In return this relationship can even have positive outcomes for the mentor! A growing sense of self-worth and community involvement are just a few examples. To find out how you can become a mentor please visit our Mentor site by clicking on the "Mentor" tab above.

Like Mother...Like Father...Mentors Matter!


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2013 Fundraiser in the Books!

Saturday, October 19th was quite a night for us!  Dancing, singing...Kris Allen!  Success stories, youth talent...Kris Allen!  If you missed it, don't worry!  501Life has you covered with details of our 2013 Fundraiser!  DID I MENTION THE KRIS ALLEN CONCERNT?!  Don't spend another second out of the loop!  Click below for the scoop!

Photo Credit:  501Life Mag

We Have a Winner!

 

Saturday, March 24th, at the Conway Home Expo, HGTV Host Clive Pearse pulled one lucky winner from hundreds of raffle tickets for a 2010 Toyota Prius!

And the winner is.......

 

RONNIE CURTIS

OF VILONIA ARKANSAS!

Congratulations Ronnie, and thank you to everyone who made this year's fundraiser a success!  Your contributions are making a difference everyday in the lives of our youth in Central Arkansas!  To find out more about our program, check out our "Services" tab!

 

C2E News!

March 21, 2014


Youth from Excel's Encourager program or actively involved in Leadership Clubs (GEMS/MOCQ) experience a day at the University of Central Arkansas' beautiful campus.  This event has been instrumental for encouraging several participants to complete high school and enroll in higher education!

Click the Leadership Team Icon for Details on how!

 Congratulations to the Winners of Choosing to Excel’s Annual fundraiser:  “Dance with the Stars & Conway’s Got Talent 2013”

Judges Winners:

1st Place—Ellen Smith Elementary School!

2nd Place—Elizabeth Davis (Morrilton High School)!

3rd Place - Rosa Howard!

Audience Winners:

1st Place—Ellen Smith Elementary School!

2nd Place—Rhonda Bradley!

3rd Place - Julia Lee Moore Elementary School!

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