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  PURPLE & PROUD POST PROM AND GRADUATION GRANTS The Purple and Proud Post Prom Grant was launched in 2014 to promote safe and substance-free after prom parties and post graduation events. The grant is open to high schools annually who host a prom or an after graduation party promoting substance-free fun. Applications will be accepted until 3pm on Friday, April 6th and grant awards will be announced on Friday, April 13, 2018.   The winning school will be awarded $2,000, while $1,000 will be awarded for 2nd place and $500 for 3rd place. Standing Up. Standing Together. Proud. Purple.[read more]
  GO PURPLE! SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN The 2018 Go Purple! Scholarship Program applications are now being accepted. Open to graduating high school seniors, the Go Purple! Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to two students who have taken the THP Project Purple Initiative pledge and plan on pursuing their education at a trade school, community college or four year university. Applications will be accepted until 3pm on Friday, April 20th, 2018 and grant awards will be announced on Friday, May 4th, 2018. >>APPLY NOW<<      
THP PROJECT PURPLE: CHANGING LIVES & COMMUNITIES Meet Luis Escalera from Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy and learn why he is proud to be purple! Special thanks to Luis, the students, administration and staff at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for sharing the Go Purple! message for the past 6 years! The Herren Project is grateful to stand beside each of you PURPLE & PROUD! Remember to GO PURPLE! January 22nd – 26th and tag THP in your photos using hastags #GoPurple #THPpurple2018.
2018 VOICES OF PURPLE CONTEST WINNERS Thank you to all the “Voices of Purple” who submitted videos for the 2018 GO PURPLE Launch Contest. Entries were recieved nationwide from CA to MA, to TX to OR and states in between. The Herren Project is grateful to stand beside each of you PURPLE & PROUD! Remember to GO PURPLE! January 22nd – 26th and tag THP in your photos using hastags #GoPurple #THPpurple2018. The WINNERS for the 2018 “Voice of Purple Contest!” are: 1st Place: Victoria Burnside Cherry Hill High School West Cherry Hill, NJ An informative video on the importance of why[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]
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]
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