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Invent2Prevent

Get to Know Invent2Prevent

Invent2Prevent (I2P) is an experiential learning program for high school and college students to design and implement creative solutions to prevent targeted violence, hate, or terrorism in their communities. With guidance from a teacher or adult mentor, I2P empowers students to contribute to prevention through a practical, hands-on educational experience with real-world impact. 

  • Participants

    Since I2Pʼs origination in Spring 2021:

    • Over 100 U.S. high school programs
    • Over 100 U.S. collegiate programs
  • Focus on Inclusivity

    • 6 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
    • 11 universities serving majority Black and Brown populations
    • Wide range of diverse topics and project types
  • Experiential Learning

    • Expert support for faculty and student teams throughout the program
    • Top teams compete in a live event in Washington, D.C.
    • Monetary prizes awarded to sustain projects after the program ends
  • Ongoing Sustainability

    • Top-placing collegiate teams are eligible for additional mentorship and seed funding to scale and sustain projects.
    • Schools often sustain student-led initiatives because of their positive impact in fostering a culture of violence prevention. 

Targeted violence and terrorism are complex issues that affect many groups and communities. The opportunity to tap into diverse perspectives from younger generations is immensely valuable in the field of prevention.

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Contact Us

To learn more about our initiatives, participate in our programs, and connect with us, please visit our Contact Us page.

Last Updated: 07/08/2024
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