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Kognito Challenge: Train Your Campus for FREE


We have exciting news! Active Minds is once again teaming up with Kognito —this time with an opportunity for chapters to earn fundraising credit up to $1,000 AND train students and faculty to support students in distress FOR FREE.

For a limited time only, March 21 through April 26, 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 training for FREE.

Prizes are as follows:

  • The first 30 chapters to (a) get their Advisor, Counseling Center Director or Associate Director AND (b) at least 20 students on their campus 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.

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

To learn more about At-Risk for Students, visit