Thank you for your interest in ThinkFirst Northern Nevada.
This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1000 to $10,000.
As of September 2018, our current funding priorities are:
Continuing to provide high quality injury prevention to local high school students in Washoe County. Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury, and between 12,000 and 20,000 sustain a spinal cord injury. ThinkFirst utilizes award-winning, evidence-based programming to help our most vulnerable age-group (age 15-24) learn to reduce their risk for life-altering injury. Our school-based educational programs inform local high school students of their personal vulnerability and the importance of making safe choices.
We provide an impactful presentation that illustrates the most frequent causes of TBI and SCI: motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls, and sports. Working directly with Health teachers across the district, these school-based educational programs are an asset to local high schools, reaching over 3,000 students per year. To present this important educational program in one classroom costs $100 (average class size is 30).
Our program is offered to an average of 10 classes per high school per year. $1000 would support this program at one local high school for one school year. Your contribution might mean one child will Think First this weekend.
Your contribution could save a life.