Founded in 2009, TURNING STONEchoice (TSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Voorhees, NJ serving school districts nationwide. With experience and knowledge in primary and secondary education, personal development, training, and marketing, TSC employs a small group of professionals who are dedicated to changing how young people think.
The main product is a choice-making program, targeted for school districts, which includes educator and parent training, materials, lesson plans, online tools, social networks, and continuous support for teachers.
In 2011, TSC began beta-testing its program in five school districts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Missouri. TSC continues to expand the number of teachers implementing the content through continuous support, training and development of new resources.
Today, TSC offers teacher workshops, mentoring programs, parent training and student assemblies in addition to its core school programs.
To work with schools, parents, and their communities to intentionally develop choice-making and critical-thinking skills in young people.
TSC aspires to create a society where young people are taught how to make self-empowering choices. We will help galvanize our youth to live a life of inner fulfillment and feel more in control of their lives and the decisions they make.
Bullying contributes to poor school attendance. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, 160,000 students per day stay home from school because of bullying (Fried & Fried, 2003).
Did You Know?
The TURNING STONEchoice program meets:
Federal mandate for character development
State curriculum standards
Continuing education requirements