Conscious Choice is an approach to reducing teen pregnancies by building a supportive community. Participating young women who make the conscious choice to delay motherhood and graduate from high school are recognized and rewarded.

RITE supports the Conscious Choice program with UMSL scholarships, special events, and gifts. In addition, Conscious Choice collaborates with community partners for mentoring and provides workshops on such topics as bullying, etiquette, and reproductive health.

On May 7, 2015, Dr. Judith Cochran and UMSL student/Conscious Choice alum Asia Slaughter participated in an interview with Don Marsh on St. Louis Public Radio. Please click on the link where you can read about the interview and even listen to it:

For more information, please see the Conscious Choice flyer (PDF 109KB).