Mississippi high schools are invited to participate in a free school safety and prevention program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this coming fall 2023 academic term. Invent2Prevent challenges students in a club, class or student organization to create and implement peer-developed initiatives, products, and tools to prevent targeted violence and hate in ways ‘the students believe’ will be most effective in their schools and communities. These experiential projects are developed by youth for youth, and are extremely creative and effective, as showcased by viewing this live Invent2Prevent link.
Invent2Prevent is managed for DHS by EdVenture Partners, McCain Institute and Credence Management Solutions, who work with students throughout the entire project period in a guiding, mentoring, and coaching capacity.
- Each school receives a $1,000 budget to implement their campaigns.
- Five students and one advisor/teacher and chaperone from each of the top three teams are awarded an all-expense trip to Washington, D.C. to present to DHS leadership and compete for $9,000 in prize money. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for scholarship money.
- This is a link to a recent story Campus Safety Magazine wrote as follow up to participating in the Invent2Prevent Final Presentation and Competition event in Washington, D.C.
Should you wish to learn more, please contact Tony Sgro, CEO of EdVenture Partners, at email@example.com and (415) 264-7666 who will schedule a brief 25-minute Zoom overview of I2P and answer all questions you and/or your team may have.