Mission: Working on engaging youth (tweens and teens) on creative and innovative ways to raise awareness on the dangers of fentanyl and prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. Projects include, but are not limited to the FBI Pittsburgh’s annual HOPE PSA Contest.CLICK HERE FOR 2020-2021 CONTEST INFORMATION AND FORMS
Congratulations to the FBI PG HOPE Initiative 2020-2021 PSA contest winners.
This year,16 videos from nine school districts across eight different counties in Western Pennsylvania were submitted.
South Fayette Township School District
South Fayette High School: This is Temporary, Addiction Isn't
Indiana County Technology Center
Forest Hills School District-Cambria County
Forest Hills High School: Blink of an Eye
See the FBI Pittsburgh Press Release for all of the details.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
“The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is proud to support this important initiative in our schools!”
Levitt Legacy Fund
The Bradley Center
SIX CHANCES for your team to win in TWO CATEGORIES!
Veteran Winners (Teams who have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in either category in prior years)
Rookie Winners (Teams who have never placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in either category)
**Prizes sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. All monetary prizes to the teachers will be given directly to the winning school district to be earmarked towards enhancement of Teacher Sponsor departmental needs.
Some of winning student teams were sponsored and managed by their School Districts’ Broadcast Media Teacher Sponsors, and given monetary awards from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. They have since joined the Youth Action Working Group to continue to develop new ways to modernize the contest, and raise awareness:
YOUTH ACTION WORKING GROUP SIGN UP HERE:
Designed for tweens and teens looking to raise awareness to their peers through creativity and innovation.
For questions about the HOPE Initiative, or if you have any interest in the working groups, please contact FBI Pittsburgh Community Outreach Specialist Kelly K. Wesolosky. Kelly can also be reached by phone at 412-432-4488.