The most important choice you make... is your next one.
— Ron L. James, Co-Founder


Your Choice Foundation is ending substance abuse before it starts by encouraging individuals to make their next choice their best choice!

Who We Are

Your Choice Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit with headquarters in York, Pa. Our primary purpose is to educate youth to make their next choice their best choice in terms of decisions they make regarding drugs, alcohol, bullying or even suicide. We accomplish this several ways, but most importantly through motivational speaking engagements at schools and community-wide awareness events.

First, we enable Ron L. James, our primary speaker, and others like him to speak in schools and colleges to share the important message of addiction prevention through his message on “choices." Ron has reached over 100,000 students in 24 states across the country already, but we are far from the finish line. We have found that schools that have the greatest need to hear his message, often have the most limited funding.

Second, we have produced a full-feature film about Ron’s life, titled, “Choices.” The film chronicles his emotional, heartfelt, amusing, and thought-provoking journey through his personal battles, decisions, and the consequences that led him to spending 25 years going in and out of prison. Within the last year, we have begun taking the film around the country, showing it in schools, community centers, churches, and movie theaters. These events serve as community awareness and prevention events. The film’s message is one of inspiration and hope for anyone who wants to begin making better choices today.

We are a passionate group of people focused on reaching even more schools and communities across the country and here in our local community. We are open to partnering with any school, church, business or community group to achieve a greater impact! Contact us for more information at

"The movie was inspiring. Choices determine everything." - Student from Burlington County New Jersey
"Ron's story was amazing, I loved it. I related to it alot. It had a tremendous impact on me" -Trinity
"Ron didn't just turn his life around; he also inspire others to do the same. It really does make a diffrence. So thank you for that Ron." -Kanda
"Ron was funny and kind and his speech helped me by giving me some advice that I've been looking for." -Jane
“Ron was transparent and reflected on his own life and the choices he made, thus bringing encouragement and hope to those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups.” –Tracy
“Our students took the information from the presentation and applied it to their own lives and experiences. There is no doubt that because of the presentation by Mr. James our students are thinking about a choice prior to acting on it.” –Newfound Memorial Middle School
“My son rarely expounds on his school day. His response is usually simply ‘good’ when asked how was your day? Today was different. Thank you for a different day Ron. May God continue to bless you!” –Marla
"I believe a person’s energy introduces them before you even have a conversation. Ron James is the real deal; he lights up the room. He cares about kids and making the world a better place.” –Montessori Academy
“I learned that it is possible to change a person’s ways in a matter of seconds, and that anything is possible as long as you have your mind in the right path. Thank you so much Ron for giving me the right ideas and showing me what roads I should and shouldn’t go down.” –Annemarie
“Through the thumbs up, thumbs down method, I was able to determine that your story impacted 99% of our students and 100% of our staff, including me. Keep up the good work, brother. You are changing lives.” –Dalton