Herren Project Clubs

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HERREN PROJECT CLUBS

Herren Project Clubs create a peer network in schools to empower youth to make healthy decisions. It’s important for students to find ways of coping with life’s challenges that don’t involve using drugs or alcohol and Herren Project Clubs help students do just that. Herren Project Clubs teach self-care, empowerment, decision-making skills & stress management techniques and offer resources to anyone wanting to learn more about substance use disorder and the risks of alcohol and drugs. These clubs and the school communities that form within them help students live their happiest, healthiest lives.

HISTORY

The initiative was developed in 2012 after Chris spoke at Mount Hope High School in Rhode Island. A group of students in the front row were wearing purple shirts. After Chris shared his story, one of those students raised her hand and said, “Thank you Mr. Herren for validating what we do. We are sober students and each year we choose to not use drugs or alcohol.” Chris was captured by the courage it took to stand up and share the symbolism of the purple shirts. He was inspired by their courage to make a difference for adolescents across the United States. Throughout the years, the initiative has grown into what we now call Herren Project Clubs.

HERREN PROJECT CLUBS

Herren Project Clubs create a peer network in schools to empower youth to make healthy decisions. It’s important for students to find ways of coping with life’s challenges that don’t involve using drugs or alcohol and Herren Project Clubs help students do just that. Herren Project Clubs teach self-care, empowerment, decision-making skills & stress management techniques and offer resources to anyone wanting to learn more about substance use disorder and the risks of alcohol and drugs. These clubs and the school communities that form within them help students live their happiest, healthiest lives.

HISTORY

The initiative was developed in 2012 after Chris spoke at Mount Hope High School in Rhode Island. A group of students in the front row were wearing purple shirts. After Chris shared his story, one of those students raised her hand and said, “Thank you Mr. Herren for validating what we do. We are sober students and each year we choose to not use drugs or alcohol.” Chris was captured by the courage it took to stand up and share the symbolism of the purple shirts. He was inspired by their courage to make a difference for adolescents across the United States. Throughout the years, the initiative has grown into what we now call Herren Project Clubs.

LEARN MORE

85% of schools and community groups reported an increase in support around individuals who chose to be substance-free.

79% of schools and community groups reported a positive change in their community. Students who were substance-free felt more supported. More students chose to be substance-free. Many students felt that the culture changed around how students and community group members viewed and talked about alcohol and substance use.

86% of schools and communities would strongly recommend Herren Project Clubs as a valuable way to reduce substance use. 100%  would recommend it.

85% of schools and community groups reported an increase in support around individuals who chose to be substance-free.

79% of schools and community groups reported a positive change in their community. Students who were substance-free felt more supported. More students chose to be substance-free. Many students felt that the culture changed around how students and community group members viewed and talked about alcohol and substance use.

86% of schools and communities would strongly recommend Herren Project Clubs as a valuable way to reduce substance use. 100%  would recommend it.