Educating the Next Generation with the Truth About Life

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
- Proverbs 22:6

Choose Life! Student Program

"Respect Life" Art, Essay and Poetry Contest

Truth Booth Programs

News & Events

The Choose Life! Student Program begins its 27th year of pro-life instruction!

All denominations are invited to register students in day schools and all forms of religious education, youth groups, etc.

program info   Day School Form   Religious Education Form

  Sunshine Raffle Winner

LifeWorks Ohio is very happy to announce that David Myers of Parma is the winner in our Sunshine Raffle!

We also extend our sincere thanks to all who entered this year – your support was the largest ever to be received for this fundraiser!

About Us

LifeWorks Ohio is a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted entirely to education which affirms the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.

LifeWorks Ohio PRINCIPLES:

  1. Our programs are based on the best natural science and social science.
  2. Our programs are based on Divine Revelation in Sacred Scripture.
  3. Our Catholic programs are based on Catholic doctrine - especially as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and St. John Paul II’s encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) - and on resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  4. Our programs are designed to be psychologically and pedagogically appropriate for the intended group.
  5. Our programs seek to be respectful, awe-inspiring, motivational, and empowering.

LifeWorks Ohio MISSION:

Because each human life has intrinsic value, begins at fertilization, has the right to be born, and has the right to a natural death, the mission of LifeWorks Ohio is to educate people in Northeast Ohio, beginning with 6th Graders, to make good personal choices to respect the sanctity of human life.

Board of Directors

Dan McMahon, M.D. – President
Nick Haney – Vice President / Treasurer
Denton Coyne – Director
Chris Hlabse – Director
Charlene Hyland – Director
Eileen Mathews – Director
Dick Russ – Director
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Roger W. Gries - Spiritual Director

  Choose Life! Student Program

The Choose Life! Student Program begins its 27th year of pro-life instruction!

Day School

The Choose Life! Education Program consists of five or six classroom presentations of study, providing empowering lessons which support a Consistent Ethic of Life based on Christian/Catholic teaching, scientific facts and sociological studies. Abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and other life issues are addressed, along with age-appropriate discussion of sexual purity.

This program has reached over 72,000 students since 1997.

Day School Form

PSR and Youth Ministries

The school/church requests which topics in the Choose Life! program that they wish to be presented in one to three sessions.

Religious Education Form

Instructors and Fees

Instructors are trained and provided by LifeWorks Ohio. Nominal fees are assessed depending on the type and length of the program.

Professional Endorsements

"It is with great pleasure that I wholeheartedly endorse Lifeworks Ohio and their Choose Life! Education Program for students. As a former principal and classroom teacher, I believe students throughout the Cleveland Diocese would benefit tremendously from completing this excellent education program."
(Most Rev.) Roger W. Gries, O.S.B.
Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland

"At WCA we purposefully strive for our students to fully embrace the God-given sanctity of life, while living the world's growing culture of death. LifeWorks Ohio is part of that crucial instruction. Thanks for all you do."
Jim Whiteman, Headmaster
Westside Christian Academy

"I am grateful and in awe of the capabilities of Choose Life! to address young people in a challenging way, while showing sensitivity, respect and love. Choose Life! customized a program for my eclectic youth group - a mix of four parishes, seven grades (6-12) with a good number of non-Catholics only semi-familiar with Catholic concepts of life. Almost 6 months later, the teens are still mentioning Choose Life's presentation with their lasting impressions! Blessings on your work!"
Nancy Heineke, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
YOUTH412 is a cluster program of St. Martin of Tours, St. Monica, Saints Peter and Paul, and St. Therese Garfield Heights/Maple Heights


Holy Name High School

St. Rocco


"Respect Life" Art, Essay and Poetry Contest

This competition allows students in grades 4-12 to express their commitment to LIFE through art, essay, and poetry, using a Biblical theme.

Cash prizes, certificates, and ribbons are awarded to winners at a beautiful award ceremony.

The competition attracts thousands of students from Northeast Ohio each year.

Thirteen art entries are featured in our stunning LifeWorks Ohio Calendar.

2024 Theme:

"We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works."
- Hebrews 10:24

2024 Contest Rules

Grades 4-6   Grades 7-8   High School

For Students in Grades 4-12
Enter now! Cash prizes will be awarded!
Postmark Deadlines:

    Grades 4-6   2/16/2024
    Grades 7-8   2/23/2024
    High School   2/23/2024

Truth Booth School and Church Tour

The Truth Booth is an amazing free standing display unit showing a 4D ultrasound of human life in the womb. It is a beautiful, factual, gentle, life-affirming visual that shows students the undeniable humanity of life before birth.

The Truth Booth has toured Benedictine High School, St. Edward High School, St. Ignatius High School, Holy Name High School, Lutheran High Schools East and West, Magnificat High School, St. Joseph Academy, Trinity High School, St. Peter Chanel High School and many others.

Recent colleges who have displayed the Truth Booth include Case Western Reserve and Baldwin-Wallace University.

For more information, visit the Truth Booth Web Site.

Support Us

Thank you for supporting our programs!
We could not do what we do without your support.


Secure Donation Link


Packy Hyland Life Legacy Awards

2015  Packy Hyland
2016  Ron & Judy Kaminski
2017  Bishop Roger Gries, OSB
2018  Tom & Bridget Guarente
2019  John & Pat Dokler
2021  Pete & Susan Cipriani
2022  Dan & Dorothy Kaighin
2023  Rita Krebs & Barbara Latini

Contact Us

LifeWorks Ohio

4429 State Road, Suite 23
Cleveland, OH 44109

Call Us

(216) 661-6616

Working Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm

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