Students Learn Life Choices on Bus Tour

6:59 PM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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There's a bus making stops at schools across the country, teaching students about choices and consequences.

The "Choice Bus" is operated by the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation.

It features a television, where students can watch videos about people who have made bad decisions in life.

Presenters talk to the students about staying in school, and show them the salary gap between people who graduate from high school and those who don't.

"We also talk about personal choices, especially about the friends that they choose, and how to pick friends that will push them to excel and exceed," said Charmaine Brown, a presenter for the "Choice Bus."

At the end of the tour, students get to see a replica of a jail cell.  They say the experience will make them think twice before making any bad decisions.

"It really impacted me.  It felt good to hear that somebody really cares, and they want to see you do good in life," said Daniel Groover, an 8th grader at Ballard Hudson Middle School.

Communities in Schools sponsored bus stops at four Macon schools.

At the end of each tour, the students signed a pledge to stay in school and make good choices.







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