FARMINGTON, N.M. – Nov. 11, 2013 – Encore.org today announced that Eve’s Fund founder Robert Crowell and president Barbara Crowell Roy are 2013 Purpose Prize fellows. The Purpose Prize is the nation’s only large-scale investment in social entrepreneurs and other creative problem solvers in the second half of life.
Crowell and Roy were named fellows because of their work to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries on the Navajo Nation. Their organization’s ThinkFirst Navajo program engages adult Navajos with paraplegia as VIPs (Voices for Injury Prevention), inviting them to share their personal injury stories with students in grades 1-12. To date, the program has taught more than 22,000 students about injury prevention. Read more about this successful injury prevention program and why they were chosen for this award at: http://encore.org/purpose-