Project A: A Powerpoint/Keynote/Prezi
Choosing to do this presentation will showcase your ability to take a very serious topic and create a presentation that not only conveys the content of a NOPE Student Presentation with its three key messages but also ties in National/Local statistics on youth substance abuse and accidental overdose deaths among the teen population.
The three key messages from a NOPE Student Presentation are as follows: Be the hero and tell someone who can help if you have a friend or a family member suffering from substance abuse (break your code of silence); Combining drugs and Just One Time Can Kill You; Make the call and Dial 911 if you feel someone is experiencing an overdose right in front of you.
Our hope is that this presentation could be shown to your peers, parents groups during a PTSA meeting, a local Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Junior League Group, and beyond. There is an opportunity to earn Bright Future Hours during the time spent sharing your presentation to various groups (must be pre-approved by your school’s Guidance Department Head)
Obtainable length/duration of finished presentation: 20 minutes
Project B: A Video About Reactions to a NOPE Student Presentation
Choosing to do this presentation will showcase your communication skills, creativity, and storytelling ability. We are looking for you to build a compelling audio/video piece that lets someone who have NEVER experienced a NOPE Student Presentation get a true sense of what is to be gained from being at one.
Think out of the box on this one as our hope is to use your piece on Social Media (Facebook or Twitter), on You Tube, on our web site, and possibly as a PSA on local cable channels.
Here are some suggestions to wrap your brain around what could make this piece stand out: Film a group session of students discussing the presentation; interview a guidance counselor, teacher, administrator, SRO, or friend about the presentation (use good questions – how did it affect them?); did someone get help for someone after NOPE? Ask that person about it; get a teacher’s reaction to the presentation. Maybe throw in some stats on the alarming rise of youth substance abuse, what’s trending these days, or maybe cut and paste in images from our NOPE web site or Facebook page (the photo boards, the auditorium style audience listening intently).
Here is what we are NOT looking for: a selfie interview about why you liked the NOPE presentation, you asking your friend why they thought it was important to see the NOPE presentation, image after image of people saying “I liked the NOPE presentation.” Or “I am glad NOPE came to our campus.” We want more depth, more feeling, more raw emotions and reactions to this purposefully blunt presentation.