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  • published Start With Hello Week in Programs 2019-09-11 11:23:02 -0700

    Start With Hello Week

    Join thousands of schools across the country for Start With Hello Week!

    Register now or get more info

    Start With Hello

    Start With Hello Week: September 23-27, 2019

    Want a fun, free and easy way to create a culture of inclusion that values each individual at your school?... Start With Hello! This program teaches students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way. They take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help lonely students who are showing signs of social isolation.

    Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others.

    When is Start With Hello Week?

    From September 23-27th, 2019, thousands of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week. When you sign up, you’re bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and building empathy in the classroom.

    Who can participate in the event?

    Whether your school or youth organization has participated in Start With Hello in the past, or has just learned about it, this is the perfect opportunity to welcome students back to school – and to empower students in sustaining a culture of inclusiveness and connectedness throughout the school year.

    You can also share Start With Hello with your community. Use this sample email and sample letter to the editor to invite schools and youth organizations in your community to participate in Start With Hello Week.

    What happens during Start With Hello Week?

    Start With Hello Week raises awareness about social isolation and educates students and the community on how to prevent it through: Start With Hello trainings, awareness, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests and school awards.

    What resources are available?

    Educational materials and support from Sandy Hook Promise are available to schools, youth-serving organizations and others at no cost, thanks to the generosity of our donors.

    Start With Hello Week Planning Guide: Download this newly updated, no-cost and easy-to-implement planning guide that provides you with ideas, activities and templates your school or youth organization can do in as little as an hour during Start With Hello Week. Once you register, you’ll have access to educational and promotional materials. What’s more, you’ll get weekly tips and updates on how to plan a successful event.

    How can we recognize student participation?

    Start With Hello Student Voices Contest: Encourage your students to enter their creative submissions in our Start With Hello Student Voices Contest.

    Start With Hello School Award: All schools and youth organizations participating in Start With Hello Week are eligible to apply for a Start With Hello Award.

    What languages are the materials available in?

    Start With Hello materials are available in Spanish, Haitian Creole (Kreyòl), Portuguese and Vietnamese! To receive the materials, please sign up to participate in Start With Hello Week.

    Register now or get more info

  • published slideshow_home_save in Home 2019-01-17 16:45:44 -0800

    Start a SAVE Promise Club

    SAVE Promise Clubs are a place for young people to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence BEFORE it happens.

  • published EOY 2018 Rotator Redirect 2018-12-27 22:41:38 -0800

  • published Tomorrow Donate Redirect 2017-12-07 16:28:36 -0800

  • published NYC Benefit Tickets 2017-07-28 15:38:50 -0700

  • published slideshow_home_about in Home 2019-08-06 13:18:23 -0700




  • published slideshow_home_swhw in Home 2019-07-22 09:45:07 -0700

    Start With Hello Week

    Start With Hello

    Help teach students to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.

  • published Know the Signs Guide Redirect in Programs 2016-11-28 11:59:27 -0800

  • published MHRA Telephone Town Hall Redirect 2016-08-12 09:19:19 -0700

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  • wants to volunteer 2015-09-11 10:49:46 -0700


    Volunteer to prevent gun violence by becoming a Promise Leader. You’ll join a growing movement of more than 6,400 dedicated volunteers. Together, you’ll create safer, healthier homes and schools for our nation’s children.

    Volunteer opportunities to work against gun violence in the following four areas:

    • Programs: educating your community about prevention programs
    • Awareness: organizing or participating in rallies, marches and other local events
    • Advocacy: reaching out to lawmakers about our common sense policies
    • Fundraising: raising funds to support training programs for students

    Become a volunteer

  • signed Petition 2015-09-11 10:48:09 -0700

    The Sandy Hook Promise

    I promise to do all I can to protect children from gun violence by encouraging and supporting solutions that create safer, healthier homes, schools and communities 

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