After researching successful anti-stigma models, a Stand Together curriculum was created and the first schools started creating projects in 2013. Since then, we’ve expanded from six to over 30 schools in Allegheny County for the 2021-2022 school year.



Step 1: Stand Together staff meets with school representatives to discuss the program.

Step 2: School identifies adult advisors to facilitate the program with students. Selection of the advisors is the most crucial element in the success of the program.

Step 3: School signs agreement to participate in the program.

Step 4: Advisors work with other staff/faculty at the school to recruit student participants.

Step 5: Students and advisors attend training.

Step 6: Advisor works with students to schedule project planning meetings.

Step 7: Students submit project proposal(s) and receive feedback from Stand Together staff.

Step 8: Stand Together issues a check to cover the cost of the students’ project(s) and Stand Together staff continue to provide technical assistance for the remainder of the school year.

Step 9: Students implement their project(s). Stand Together staff attend at least one project activity.

Step 10: Schedule permitting, Stand Together schools attend the year-end, public Recognition Event to honor each school’s work. Students share their projects with Stand Together teams from other schools and hear a guest speaker. Stand Together covers transportation and lunch costs.

Step 11: Students submit a final report describing their projects as well as the impact of their projects.

All costs for the program are covered by Stand Together.

To Schedule a Stand Together consultation, contact the Stand Together Project Coordinator, Danyelle Borish, at