2024 Acts of Service Contest: Nominate Your Program for a Chance to Win $1000 Grand Prize

2024 Acts of Service Contest: Nominate Your Program for a Chance to Win $1000 Grand Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 14, 2024) - The Peer Helpers PLUS program, spearheaded by ThriveWay, continues to make a significant impact on communities nationwide. As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting mental health and well-being among today's youth, ThriveWay is thrilled to announce the launch of the Third Annual 2024 Acts of Service Contest.

This contest aims to celebrate and honor educational institutions that have implemented the evidence-based Peer Helpers Plus program and have truly made a difference in the lives of their students. Nominations are now open, inviting schools to showcase their innovative approaches and success stories in peer support.

The 2024 Acts of Service Contest features four distinct categories:

  • A Creative P.A.T.H.: Recognizing inventive ways the P.A.T.H. component was integrated into the school community.
  • Show the Way: Highlighting campaigns or group activities that sparked a positive school climate and inspired mass inspiration.
  • Be the Good: Acknowledging impactful moments when a Peer Helper identified and addressed the needs of another student.
  • Lend a Hand: Celebrating successful one-on-one connections through mentoring, tutoring, or buddy programs.

Each category winner will receive a $500 award and will be eligible for the $1,000 grand prize in their particular grade group (primary and secondary).

With a multitude of Peer Helpers PLUS programs nationwide, this transformative initiative adopts a comprehensive, two-tiered strategy to enhance youth mental health and well-being, while also addressing youth violence and suicide.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2024. To learn more about the contest and nominate a program, please visit www.thriveway.com/aos.


About ThriveWay: ThriveWay is the leading peer-to-peer prevention and support company in the nation, empowering students to be academically, socially and emotionally successful; to recognize and resolve conflict; to value diversity; and to be advocates for positive change and healthy choices. Through their evidence-based Peer Helpers PLUS program, they partner with schools to promote the mental health of youth, teach peer advocacy and reduce student violence and suicide. For more information visit ThriveWay.com