The Herren Project Project Purple Initiative Presentation: Chris Herren

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Shepaug Valley High School

159 South Street

Washington, CT 06793

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In​ ​an​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​awareness​ ​of​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​abuse​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​the Prevention​ ​Council​ ​of​ ​Bridgewater,​ ​Roxbury​ ​and​ ​Washington​ ​will​ ​welcome​ ​former​ ​NBA​ ​star​ ​and motivational​ ​speaker​ ​Chris​ ​Herren​ ​to​ ​Shepaug​ ​Valley​ ​School​ ​on​ ​January​ ​16th,​ ​2018.​ ​Herren​ ​will share​ ​his​ ​story​ ​with​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body​ ​at​ ​Shepaug​ ​that​ ​morning.​ ​The​ ​school​ ​presentation​ ​will​ ​be followed​ ​up​ ​with​ ​another​ ​presentation​ ​that​ ​night​ ​at​ ​Shepaug,​ ​starting​ ​at​ ​7,​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entire community.

Chris​ ​will​ ​share​ ​his​ ​story​ ​of​ ​going​ ​from​ ​a​ ​basketball​ ​star​ ​in​ ​Fall​ ​River​ ​to​ ​an​ ​NBA​ ​player​ ​to​ ​a patient​ ​in​ ​a​ ​rehab​ ​facility,​ ​all​ ​while​ ​struggling​ ​with​ ​addiction​ ​for​ ​over​ ​fourteen​ ​years.​ ​Chris Herren’s​ ​Project​ ​Purple​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​break​ ​the​ ​stigma​ ​of​ ​addiction,​ ​bring​ ​awareness​ ​of​ ​the dangers​ ​of​ ​substance​ ​abuse,​ ​and​ ​educate​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​youth​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​healthy, substance-free​ ​lifestyle.​ ​The​ ​initiative​ ​uses​ ​positive​ ​messaging​ ​like​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​enough”,​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​a warrior”,​ ​and​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​strong”​ ​to​ ​support​ ​students​ ​as​ ​they​ ​navigate​ ​difficult​ ​decisions.​


The cost to attend the presentation is free however donations are welcome. For all donations of ten dollars or more, the attendee will receive a Project Purple t-shirt. Please register early so T shirts can be ordered in time for the event!

Click on link to view Project Purple T-shirts: http://image2.source4.com/welcome.asp


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Shepaug Valley High School

159 South Street

Washington, CT 06793

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