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Project Purple Speaker

Project Purple Speaker

The Project Purple UNITE Club was started during the 2015-2016 school year with 40 members.  The club has now grown to over 150 members.  Project Purple meets once a month, has special guest speakers, and games for the students to participate in.  Members are required to complete community service hours.  The club’s mission is to educate themselves and our community on the importance of remaining drug free and to help raise awareness about the dangers of substance misuse or abuse and all the issues that surround drug use, by being a positive, active force in their community and school.  For the month of December, Forest Quillen was a guest speaker for the club meeting.  Mr. Quillen presented, “Be Somebody,” a powerful drug prevention program that challenges the student's character and encourages the students to make a positive influence to those around them.  Mr. Quillen is a 25 year old young man who has been clean and in the process of recovery for four years.  He now works as a drug counselor.  The presentation was made in two parts:  by his testimonial speech and by focusing on three principles: friends, directions and attitude.  Mr. Quillen ended the program with a motivational speech that included poetry and spoken words.  The club is funded through Operation UNITE. 





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