Bring Start With Hello to Students in Your Community

Start With HelloSandy Hook Promise is proud to provide no-cost, easy-to-implement, downloadable gun-violence prevention programs and trainings to schools and youth serving organizations.

Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely and treated like you are invisible. It is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools. Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence and/or depression. As a result, many further pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development and/or choose to hurt themselves or others. Start with Hello teaches students grades 2-12 the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school.

How Does This Program Work?

Start with Hello is a no-cost, easy-to-implement, and life-saving program that can be delivered in classes, assemblies or via student ambassadors. Training takes 50 minutes or less with a wide range of post-training activities and events to ensure sustainability and integration into the school culture. SHP will train educators and/or students or you can download a digital kit with presentation and resource guides.

Start with Hello Student Voices Award Winner in the News

Read about the project that helped a Mannsdale Upper Elementary student win a Start With Hello Student Voices Award and get showcased in her local newspaper!

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