C2E is dedicated to providing optimal health for youth and families through a primary prevention strategy, that broadens, provides a safe, neutral and inclusive arena with educational, medically accurate and exciting classroom sessions and activities, designed to educate on risk avoidance measures that will develop strong character for all youth, and increase overall quality of life by assisting families in sustaining life skills

2019 Summer Impact Closeout


Choosing to Excel would like to thank the Conway Ministry Center as a congregation for generously sharing their space with us. This location is such a blessing for its size, resources and convenience for our summer session every year. You all make our lives a lot easier and we are most grateful for your contributuion to our community and our program as a whole. Until next year…THANK YOU!

Visit our ‘Summer Camp’ page to see some fun content from our six weeks.

Kind words from Congressman Hill…



Leadership team Graduation Series

Visit out leadership page for the full feature!

Congrats to the Class of 2019!

Leadership Performance

As the school year comes to an end, we cherish the memories of late and the distant past.  For some it signifies the end of a whole chapter and for others, we are just turning a page of the chapter we are in.  We have closed out our leadership team presentations for the year which is the last time our 6 amazing seniors will all perform together.  These performances coincide with our mission of risk avoidance, teaching the significance of the ‘Success Sequence’, while displaying unity, dedication and perseverance through some difficult times in life.

Choosing to Excel would like to thank each of our Seniors that served their community and our organization year after year, and the leadership team as a whole for yet another awesome year! We look forward to our underclassmen stepping up to carry the torch that our veterans lit.  They have done an amazing job and we are confident the coming memories will be just as great. Congrats to the class of 2019 and blessings for much success as you all move forward in your endeavors! Thanks for representing us well and always choosing wisely!



Choosing to Excel is asking for YOU to come out NOVEMBER 23RD and hear about what is happening in your community! We are championing men to walk alongside a child either in your family or in the community and NOVEMBER 23RD is where you will find out HOW! We are starting at 11am and don't worry we have FOOD, FOOTBALL AND MORE to keep you entertained and above all, WE WONT KEEP YOU LONG. TEXT: @kickoff11 to  81010  to register. Any questions contact: DiAnka at motondianka@gmail.com


The chart below illustrates our multi-faceted approach from classrooms to homes.

• Refusal Skills/ Peer Pressure • Alcohol/ Drug Abuse Prevention
• Choices and Consequences • Self Esteem/ Self Awareness

  • Goal setting

  • Effective communiton

  • Success sequence

  • Sexual Risk Avoidance

Pregnant and parenting moms

Computerized baby program

6-Week summer camp

7th-12th grade tutoring


Lunch groups for girls & guys

1-Hour sessions per week

Students tour UCA campus

9th-12th grade emerging leaders

Leadership Team Application: https://goo.gl/forms/bVXD9chXHD4olayX2

I really am excited about this [CTB curricula] program. There are so many mixed messages out there, and I am glad this one is in this school—the high school my daughter is going to. My daughter talked highly of this program. Keep up the good work!
— Parent


We believe our experiences help shape the future of our youth.  
Share how Choosing to Excel has impacted your life below! 

“Thank you. We were at a loss, did not know what else to do, thanks for meeting with us as a
— Parent
I am determined to wait to have a baby with my husband because my mom did not and I don’t know my real father.
— 8th grade student
I am determined to get a basketball scholarship and graduate with all honors because...all my hard work will have been worth it.
— 8th grade student
“My students LOVED it! They were dying to get to my class to find out what we were doing that day. Wish I could’ve taught it to all the students at our school!”
— Teacher
I am determined to graduate college because I will be the first out of my mom’s kids to do so. I am really passionate about this.
— 9th grade student
I am determined to go into the Social Media/Technology field because I think it will always be there and it is what I am good at.
— 9th grade student
“I am so happy to see the Leadership Team. They make it fun, I love the skits, I want to join the team.”

— Student
I am determined to get a well desired career. One that I actually like. I am willing to work for that!
— 9th grade student
I desire to...graduate with a full scholarship and be an OBG-YN.
— 9th grade student

Every year our reading rotation is a major part of our summer programs. This was developed as we recognized that most children and youth in our area of service do not have access to high quality learning opportunities that will keep their hard-earned academic skills fresh over the summer months. All children and youth experience summer learning loss when they are not involved in positive, engaging learning experiences. 

We are doing something to stop the “summer slide” among the children and youth of Conway. Summer of 2016 the Arkansas Out of School Network, the Arkansas Campaign for Grade Level Reading, and AETN are joining together to recognize Ms. Thelma Moton and the Choosing to Excel Program as a Summer Learning “Bright Spot”.  The Choosing to Excel program offers innovative summer learning activities and opportunities that keep kids on track during the summer and all year long. We know that students who don’t keep reading and learning over the summer can lose two to three months of reading skills and find themselves behind their peers when they return to school in the fall. The event will feature the work of the children and youth who have been participating all summer long and we will hear about the impact that programs like these have in our community and other parts of the state.

Preview : Excel’s Better Dad’s Initiative — COMING SOON!