"They feel like they are a part of something that's going on now," Savino says. "The most powerful part of it is them getting involved in the community and feeling like they're doing something to help stop this. When you empower young people amazing things happen."
During the four years of the Prevention Project, students have had movie nights, panel discussions, petitioned the General Assembly, made public service announcements, and much more.
They will be honored again at the NCSS Conference in New Orleans on Friday, November 13.