You Choose Founders


Melissa & Peter McGuinness

In 2012, Melissa and Peter’s son, Jordan, caused the deaths of four innocent young people in a car crash in which he also died. He was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

In 2017, Melissa was invited by the Queensland Police Service to address a SAVE Day Road Safety event. Since then, YOU CHOOSE has developed as an educational program which is engaged by schools, councils, police and community organisations around Australia to uplift young people as makers and as social advocates of good choices.

Melissa is an experienced Operations Manager. Peter formerly owned a Strategic Management Consultancy and holds a Masters of Business Administration with first division honours. Their civic acknowledgments include Melissa’s 2 x Qld Australian of the Year runner-ups and Peter’s “Emerging Leader of the Year Award” for Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits.

Together, they facilitate and manage the YOU CHOOSE mission.

The McGuinness’ have two daughters, Montana, 20 and Kitty, 14.

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Together, we can reduce youth regret, harm, crime and trauma with immediate effect. Book a presentation at your school or club today.