10 STEPS to GO PURPLE!
You have logged onto the Go Project Purple Web Site – Read the background, mission & facts; checked out the tools & resources, looked at photos and ideas for purple inspiration. Now what? It’s time to GO Project Purple!
1. Print out the one-page HP: Focus on Project Purple and meet with your school administration or community group leaders. Their support is essential in developing a successful Project Purple Program!
2. Identify a Project Purple faculty point person or parent volunteer to supervise the group’s Project Purple activities, events and projects.
3. Complete the Project Purple Registration form. This form allows The Herren Project to recognize your team as Purple, share your Project Purple photos, success stories and send your team updates on the Project Purple initiative as new information and materials are released!
4. Identify student leaders (may include class officers, athletic team captains, club leaders or band members) within the school who will embrace the Project Purple message and be willing to share it with their peers.
5. Print out the Project Purple Pledge, mount it on cardstock and advertise an organizational meeting for Project Purple. Invite your student leaders and recruit students to attend who will embrace the Project Purple message and pledge.
6. Encourage your Project Purple team to visit www.goprojectpurple.com web site, print out flyers to bring awareness to the Project Purple initiative and begin to spread the mission and project’s message with others. Don’t forget to download the Project Purple App for the iPhone and Droid
7. Brainstorm ways to bring Project Purple to your school or community group. Sponsor a Go Purple Day with Purple Gear (see below), organize a Project Purple sporting event, school project, peer mentoring or volunteer opportunity. Think out of the box – spread the Project Purple message and Go Purple!
8. Order your Project Purple Gear! Whether it’s a Project Purple t-shirt, purple shoe laces or purple hair ribbons student take pride in spreading the message through wearing Project Purple gear. It is their way of showing and spreading the message.
9. Look to partner with your school administration and guidance counselors on ongoing school events such as prom, field day, school dances or homecoming. Organizations such as PTOs, booster groups and local drug and alcohol prevention coalitions may be helpful with funding and support when planning events.
10. Stay positive! Make your objective positive peer on peer support. Guide, inspire and educate with a focus on making good, healthy choices. Let your imagination Go Purple and remember the Project Purple Initiative is open to all students- those on the right track and those in need of a fresh start. Go Project Purple!