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 16, 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 7:00pm, 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.
To register for the event, please sign-up online.
For more information, visit the Prevention Council of Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington.
Shepaug Valley School
159 South Street
Washington CT, 06793