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Kognito Challenge: Train Your Campus for FREE


Exciting news, stigmafighters! Active Minds is once again teaming up with Kognito to bring you the Kognito Challenge this fall.

For a limited time only, September 6 through October 7, Active Minds chapters will have the opportunity to participate in a competition to get as many people as possible on campus to complete the At-Risk for Students gatekeeper simulation for FREE.

Prizes are as follows:

  • The first 40 chapters to at least 50 students on their campus plus a faculty/staff member to take the At-Risk for Students training will receive a $250 credit toward their fundraising goal with Active Minds, Inc.
  • The chapter that gets THE MOST people trained will receive an additional $750 credit.
  • The second place chapter will win an additional $500 credit.
  • The third place chapter will win an additional $250 credit.

This is the second semester Active Minds and Kognito have offered the Kognito Challenge. Last spring, 108 schools participated, reaching more than 3,700 people in one month. The top three schools, University of South Carolina, Northeastern University, and Walsh University, represented a diverse range in terms of total enrollment. Read more about last year’s Challenge and the results.

At-Risk for College Students is used by more than 400 colleges and universities, and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), as well as in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry (SPRC BPR).

A longitudinal study of 270 students at 20 institutions of higher education that used Kognito’s At-Risk for College Students found a statistically significant increase in students’ motivation and skill to identify, approach, and refer fellow students. These increases remained statistically significant at three-month follow-up point.

The study also found that, as result of the simulation, students reported a statistically significant increase in the number of fellow students they connected with and referred to support services. It also found a significant increase in the likelihood that students who took the simulation would seek out help if they begin to experience psychological distress.

To learn more about the competition, visit www.activeminds.org/kognito.

To learn more about At-Risk for Students, visit www.kognito.com/products/highered.