Risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence. To help adolescents see the consequences of their choices, Prisma Health offers Project READY: Realistic Education about Dying Young.
This reality-based education program exposes area youth to Prisma Health Richland Hospital's Level I Trauma Center.
Interested in attending an upcoming session? Registration opens six weeks prior to each Project READY session. Call 803-296-CARE (296-2273) to register. Registration is required to participate.
During a Project READY session, participants will:
In our interactive injury simulation session with adolescents, therapists will demonstrate paraplegia and quadriplegia, communication difficulties after sustaining a closed head injury, and daily challenges experienced by trauma patients.
Our program aims to give adolescents a clear depiction of trauma-related consequences sustained from risky behaviors.
This program is open to participants between the ages of 13–21 in Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties.
Learn more about Project READY