Congratulations to the 2022 Herren Project Club grant recipients! Herren Project is pleased to offer each of the following schools a grant of $250 to help cover the expenses of running their Herren Project Club.

This year’s Herren Project Club Grant Award Recipients:

Lincoln High School – RI

Lincoln High School’s Herren Project Club is dedicated to reducing addiction and its risk in their school. Their club focuses on two main areas – inclusivity and information. They acknowledge that addiction often can result from poor mental health, so always try to be open and accepting of all, no matter what. One way they do this is through events dedicated to their student body and well-being, such as the Herren Halloween party. They spend a lot of time planning these events and ensuring that everyone at our school is as welcome as possible.

The second thing they focus on is information. Awareness is key, and they try to reflect that in their club goals. The Lincoln HS Herren Project Club partners with the local prevention coalition to go to events and work together to share a mutual message of prevention. They also go to their district’s middle school to teach younger students about the dangers of substances. The $250 grant will go towards t-shirts to make

Mount St. Joseph High School – MD

Mount St. Joseph’s started their club last year and meets weekly. Due to the generosity of a businessman in the Baltimore area, they were fortunate to welcome Chris Herren to speak at their school recently. Their $250 grant will provide the extra funding they need to get their club off the ground and grow its members.

Godwin High School – VA

Godwin High School is a brand-new Herren Project Club. We have a dire need for this club here at our school, with many students struggling with different issues. The $250 scholarship will be used to get their club up and running to help encourage more students for their club.

Noble High School – ME

Noble High School is relaunching its former RISE Club as a Herren Project Club to bring the topic of wellness as a strategy to reduce substance use among its students. The idea behind RISE was to RISE above the influence to make positive decisions for health and well-being. The $250 grant will allow Noble High School to purchase supplies for recruiting new club leaders and marketing their message with their official kickoff showing of The First Day film.Wake

Wake Monarch Academy – NC

Wake Monarch Academy is a high school in Raleigh, NC, exclusively for students in recovery from substance use and mental health issues. Promoting physical and mental well-being is part of their everyday school day. The students have a combined amount of over 2000 days in sobriety, an average GPA of 3.5, and over 100 service hours of volunteering. They have been a Herren Project Club for over a year and will use the $250 to continue to grow their club.

Perry High School – OH

Perry High School integrated its Herren Project Club with its SADD group. Together they share a goal of promoting positive, healthy lifestyle choices. So far this school year, they have doubled club enrollment and are at 70+ strong, with an average weekly attendance of 40+ members. In addition, they have a leadership team who meets outside the larger group to organize upcoming events. So far this year, they have led a pancake breakfast for veterans, supported organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, planned monthly meals for Families in Transition, a local homeless shelter, as well as planned a Halloween Heroes campaign to thank our bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria workers. The $250 grant will help them continue to make a difference in their school and the local community.

Cedar House School – ENGLAND

Cedar House School is located in the country of England. They heard of Chris Herren and started a Herren Project Club to introduce prevention and mental health awareness into their school community. The $250 will build the club and supply t-shirts for the student leaders to wear. They are also working with other clubs “across the pond” and forming working relationships building a collaborative partnership with some of our U.S. clubs.

Tigard High School – OR

STUDD, a Herren Project Club, uses the club activities to engage youth in positive interactions with their peers in a safe environment. Health and wellness programs encourage youth to make good choices for their future through physical activity and proper nutrition. The $250 grant will help the club to offer more wellness-related programs for its club members.

Mountview Middle School – MA

Mountview Middle School’s Herren Project Club started during the pandemic in the fallen of 2020. Each meeting begins with a student wellness check-in and a snack. Once everyone is settled in, they partake in one of Herren Project’s many wonderful activities. As one of the few middle school chapters, we focus on building positive relationships and confidence in young people. The $250 grant will allow us to strengthen our ability to do more activities.

Are you interested in starting a Herren Project Club at your school? Herren Project Clubs create a peer network in schools to empower youth to make healthy choices. They encourage overall wellness, the development of coping skills, and leadership in schools and communities. Simply register your school and download the Herren Project Clubs toolkit booklet with helpful tips on how to get your club started.