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, recovery facility or community group to be considered as a location for the The Herren Project Impact Speaker Series, please complete the On-line Grant Application. If awarded, Chris Herren will travel to your facility to share his story with your school or group at no cost  in the hopes of making a difference in one person’s life.

Please note, due to the overwhelming number of grant applications received, you will not be contacted unless your grant is awarded. As there are a limited number of grants which can be accepted, at this time all locations to be considered must be within the New England region of the United States.


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If awarded, the Herren Project team will work with you to identify a presentation date for Chris Herren to speak at your event in the following presentation format. Additionally each grant award applicant will be provided with The Herren Project’s Tool Kit to assist you in preparing for the presentation.


Presentation Time: 1 Hour plus Q&A
(29 Min. Video, 30 Min Speaking, 10 Min Q&A)

The presentation starts with the audience watching a 29 minute DVD of The Chris Herren Story. The DVD provides the audience with an overview of the Chris Herren Story by using excerpts from Unguarded, the ESPN Film documentary on Chris Herren, footage and clips of Chris playing basketball in high school, college and for the NBA.

Following the DVD presentation, Chris continues to share his story picking up from the conclusion of the film.  Speaking about experiences that have impacted his life as a teenager, athlete and speaker, Chris will touch on such topics as alcohol, smoking pot, drugs and decision making. Additionally Chris will share statistics of drug and alcohol nationwide. To conclude the event Chris will field questions from the audience. The Chris Herren Story DVD is left with the facility for future use.


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