The Herren Project will sponsor educational programs throughout the year including a speaker series targeted towards youth and at-risk populations, educational forums, scholarships and grants promoting good decision making. All funding for The Herren Project’s programs and initatives is provided through private donations by individuals and corporations as well as proceeds generated from the sale of  Herren Project merchandise. Please check back often for additional program offerings throughout the year.

Impact Speaker Series: Chris Herren

The Impact Speaker Series is designed to educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle,  good decision making and providing “real-world” techniques on how to handle pressure within a teen’s life, community or  family situation. To submit your school or community group to be considered as a location for the The Herren Project Impact Speaker Series, please complete the On-line Grant Application and a member of our team will be in contact with you. Please note, there are a limited number of grants which are accepted and at this time all locations to be considered must be within the New England region of the United States. Complete an Impact Series Grant Application.

“Go Purple” Scholarship Program

Open to graduating high school seniors, the Go Purple! Scholarship Program will be awarded to three 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. To be eligible, high school seniors must have participated in the Herren Project’s national anti-substance abuse initiative THP Project Purple. Applicants should show a leadership role in implementing the THP Project Purple initiative at their school, planning and/or have spearheaded a Go Purple! event and have taken the THP Project Purple pledge. Students will be asked to write an essay explaining how they championed the THP Project Purple initiative within their community or school and what going purple has meant for them personally and for their school. Learn more about “Go Purple” Scholarship Information & Application Process.


Purple & Proud Post Prom Grant

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 are submitted to a panel of 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 have participated in the Purple & Proud Grant Program, it is inspiring to see so many groups of dedicated volunteers working together to ensure a safe and memorable prom for high school students nationwide. Learn more about the Purple & Proud Post Prom Grant Program & Submit An Application.

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