keepin' it REAL is ranked among Top 3 most cost-effective prevention programs. At the recent Society for Prevention Research conference a cost effectiveness study was reported evaluating prevention programs. kiR (the original curriculum; the one we now call "classic") was ranked among the top 3 overall with a cost benefit ratio of 28 ($28 in benefits for every $1 spent). Read more...

keepin’ it REAL was chosen as one of 15 stellar community-university partnerships in Penn State’s application for the Carnegie Community Engagement. Read More...

Keepin it REAL is the winner of  the 2010 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship. Read More...

Research-Validated program, California Healthy Kids Resource Center

Evidence-based prevention program, National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Michael Hecht was named the 2009 D.A.R.E. CHAMPION

Rocky Mountain Emmy, 2000, "Dream Theme"
Rocky Mountain Emmy, 2000, "The Ride"

International Television Video Association Award (ITVA), 1999, Arizona competition for Student PSA Productions, "Leave" (English)

International Television Video Association Award (ITVA), 1999, Arizona competition for Student PSA Productions, "Rechaza" (Spanish)

International Television Video Association Award (ITVA), 1999, Arizona competition for Student PSA Productions, "Levantate" (Spanish)

International Television Video Association Award (ITVA), 1999, Arizona competition for Student Video Productions, "The Ride".

Silver Medalist, Questar Awards, May, 1991, for drug prevention video, "Killing Time."

Finalist, International Film and Video Festival of New York, January, 1991 for drug prevention video, "Killing Time."