Throughout the school year, Project SAFE arranges for special presentations that increase awareness on a range of relevant topics.

OUR PROGRAMS

  • Reckless Driving Awareness
  • Internet Safety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Overcoming Life’s Challenges
  • Harmful Effects of Alcohol
  • National Anti-Bullying Program
  • Navigating Social Media in a Healthy Way
  • Tobacco: Dangers of Cigarettes, Hookah, and E-Cigs
  • Texting and Driving
  • Improving Relationships
  • Bullying: A Victim Speaks
  • Sun Safety
  • A Personal Story of a Smoker
  • Compulsive Internet Behaviors
  • Improving One’s Body Image
  • Your Inner Beauty
  • Gambling Addiction: Personal Account
  • Drinking and Driving
  • Dangers of a Drug Addiction: Celebrity Personal Account
  • Achieving the Impossible

Alex Paskie of TAG speaks to students in Magen David Yeshivah about The Dangers of the Internet and Internet Safety.

SAFE THERAPISTS VISIT MDY: The SAFE Foundation’s addiction therapists Sean Kensing and Laura Mizrahi visited the 8th grade boys at Magen David Yeshivah to open a conversation about the warning signs of addiction and how to reach out for confidential help, if they should ever need. The therapists advised, “The worst thing a person can do if having some of these symptoms is to retreat into a shell of secrecy. The best thing one can do is share the problem with someone trustworthy.”

Dalia Abbott, LMSW, RD,  visited 5th graders at The Yeshivah of Flatbush to teach them tools to have a healthy self-image. Dalia, with strength and charisma, introduced important new vocabulary and concepts to these young students. 

MOJO: Mr. MOJO, a world renowned inspirational speaker, and former “Made Coach” from MTV’s reality TV show Made, encouraged students, parents, and educators to take the MOJO UP Anti Bullying Challenge and to choose to live with more kindness, purpose, and passion. Students cheered and shouted MOJO’s great messages along with him and vowed to see and live their lives with more MOJO positivity!

CHRIS HERREN: Chris Herren, a former NBA basketball star, who after spending years in the grips of addiction, shared his story. Herren graphically detailed how his “casual” drug in college led to an addiction to Oxycontin and then to mainlining heroin. He explained how saying yes to drugs sent him on a downward spiral that ruined his career and the life he had dreamed of as young boy. Students were both impressed with Heren’s celebrity status and greatly impacted by the powerful story that Chris recounts.

CHRIS HANSEN: Chris Hansen from NBC Dateline’s To Catch a Predator.  Chris Hansen addressed parents to make them aware of the dangers predators present to their children. He urged parents to have open, honest, age-appropriate discussions with their children about the internet. He said, “The person online who appears to be a stranger on Tuesday, may whittle their way into your child’s life by Thursday.

ERIC LEGRAND: Eric Legrand, a 24-year-old Rutgers University and potential NFL football player, now paralyzed from the neck down, was able to very powerfully affect the minds of over a thousand students in just a few hours with his positive messages. He encouraged all to be resilient, make the best of situations, go to college, to stay away from drugs, always look at the positive, have faith, use family and friends as support, and to believe that they can do anything they set their minds to. One student exclaimed, “You guys always bring the best speakers!”