In May 2017, Attorney General Maura Healey and the GE Foundation announced Project Here, an innovative $2 million collaboration, along with Health Resources in Action, Epicenter Experience, and the Herren Project. This first-of-its-kind initiative is making substance use prevention education available to every public middle school in Massachusetts to promote social-emotional learning and empower students to make healthy decisions.
All public middle schools in Massachusetts can register for access to an Online Toolkit containing dozens of research-based resources for classroom instruction; Project Here Games, an award-winning interactive online educational game for students; and, training and technical assistance around Project Here resources. All components are provided at no cost.
Project Here also provided public middle schools in Massachusetts the opportunity to apply for a comprehensive, multi-week, evidence-based curriculum, which has been made available to selected schools through a grant application process.