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  READY TO GO PURPLE? REGISTER TODAY! >>Register As An INDIVIDUAL & Go Purple! >>Register As A TEAM & Read Below To Rally Your Team To Go Purple! You have logged onto the THP Project Purple Initiative Web Site – Read the background, mission & facts; checked out the tools & resources, looked at photos and ideas for purple inspiration. Now what? It’s time to GO Purple!   1. Print out the one-page THP Project Purple Initiative Overview and meet with your school administration or community group leaders. Support is essential in developing a successful THP Project Purple Initiative Program! 2. Identify[read more]
THP’s Project Purple Initiative Week “Voices of Purple” Video Kickoff Contest! Join The Herren Project as we celebrate THP Project Purple Initiative Week January 22nd – 26th! All you have to do is get on your PURPLE, record a quick video on your phone telling us why you (or your school) Go PURPLE and send! All submissions will be entered to win one of three amazing prizes: 1st Place: Purple Band Apple Watch Series 3 and a Facetime meeting with Chris Herren. 2nd Place: iPad Mini with a Video Message from Chris Herren. 3rd Place: Bose Wireless Speaker and an[read more]
2018 THP PROJECT PURPLE INITIATIVE GO PURPLE! WEEK JANUARY 22 – 26, 2018! THP’s Project Purple Initiative week is a nationwide celebration where communities and schools across the country GO Purple! to help support the mission of THP’s Project Purple Initiative. THP’s Project Purple Initiative week gives students motivation and support around making positive choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol and choosing not to use. The week honors those choices and helps individuals and students see they are not alone in their decision to live substance free. Communities have celebrated the week in various ways; by turning their[read more]
  2017-18 THP PROJECT PURPLE INITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD Patricia Colvin-Costanza: Retired Educator/Student Assistance Counselor/Anti-Bullying Specialist, Flanders, NJ Trish spent 24 years dedicating her efforts in various roles for adolescents. She taught US History and Sociology for 10 years while coaching Varsity Field Hockey and Freshmen Softball at Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Swanton VT, Passaic Valley Regional High School, Little Falls, NJ and Morris Knolls High School, Rockaway, NJ. After completing her Master’s Degree in Education, the drive became to continue training for substance awareness. Due to witnessing the impact of social, developmental, environmental and emotional impact of substances on[read more]
ALEX AND ANI CHARITY BY DESIGN: THP Take the Wheel Bangle Take the Wheel Bangle Benefitting The Herren Project The perfect gift for celebrating life’s milestones and new beginnings. The ALEX AND ANI Take the Wheel bangle symbolizes embarking on an exciting adventure promoting guidance, hope and navigation through life’s journey. The perfect symbol for you or your loved one starting out on their journey in life, recovery or a new beginning! Since 2015, The Herren Project has been a proud partner of the ALEX AND ANI CHARITY BY DESIGN program with 20% of all Take the Wheel product sales[read more]
The Herren Project is Proud to Announce the 2017 Go Purple! Scholarship Program Awards Thank you to all the students who have taken the THP Project Purple Initiative Pledge and submitted an application for this year’s GO Purple! Scholarship. #BE YOU. PURPLE. PROUD. The 2017 Scholarship Awards have been granted to the following students. This year the THP team has awarded two $1,000 scholarships in addition to A Spirit of Purple Award in the amount of $500. Congratulations and celebrate your accomplishment – GO PURPLE! Grant Award: $1,000 Camryn Mateo The Woodlands High School The Woodlands, TX Among the billions[read more]
THP PROJECT PURPLE EFFECTIVENESS IN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE THP Project Purple Initiative The THP Project Purple Initiative is an anti-substance use initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. The THP Project Purple Initative was launched in 2012 to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. Mission: The THP Project Purple Initiative empowers youth to stand up and make a difference. Going Purple gives students motivation and support as they[read more]
THP is Proud to Announce the 2017 Purple & Proud Grant Awards! The Purple and Proud Post Prom Grant was launched in 2014 to promote safe and substance-free after prom parties and events. The grant is open to high schools annually who host a prom or an after prom party promoting substance-free fun. The grant applications were submitted to a team of seven Herren Project committee members for review with the names of the schools and organizations excluded from each application to ensure fairness within the selection process. Thank you to all the schools who submitted applications for the 2017[read more]
THANK YOU FOR STANDING TOGETHER WITH THP IN 2017! Good Enough. Purple. Proud. 2017 THP Project Purple Initiative Week: A Look Back from Herren Project on Vimeo.
The Herren Project asked some students to share “Why Are You Proud to be Purple?” Here are a few responses. Good Enough. Purple. Proud.          
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