Choice history est. 1997
Choice was borne out of an idea by founding director T.A. Hartley in Cairns in August 1997. Today staff at Choice acknowledge the investment made into the emotional and physical wellbeing of people and the communities we served since 1997 has built an enviable, valuable and beneficial reputation for Choice as a leader of innovative, practical and realistic strategies that build emotional health, skill, vibrancy and positivity that leads to employment and happiness and enjoyment from life.
On the basis of positive and negative experiences and years of work in a variety of youth programs and educational facilities, key founders envisioned initiatives whereby people would share ownership of programs or projects, therefore strengthening respect for self and others, raising self-esteem, increasing confidence, improving life skills, and creating educational, training and employment opportunities for themselves. The outcome would be community recognition of participants as positive contributors to their communities.