Research has proven that Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs effectively teach youth and adults how to prevent school violence, shootings, and other harmful acts. Students and educators learn how to identify at-risk behaviors and intervene to get help. These early-prevention measures empower everyone to help keep schools and communities safe.
Each program offers 30 to 40 minutes of student training that can be delivered in-person or online. Our programs also align with Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies for Social-Emotional Learning including relationship skills, social awareness, responsible decision-making and self-awareness. All training and resource materials (lesson plans, activities, games, and discussion guides etc) are provided at no cost and are accessible on-demand via Sandy Hook Promise’s Learning Center.
Teach children and youth how to minimize social isolation, empathize with others, and create a more inclusive and connected school culture.
Train students to look for warning signs and threats – especially on social media – of someone at risk of hurting themselves or others, and how to speak up to a trusted adult before a tragedy can occur.
Builds on the core Say Something program with an anonymous reporting system via a downloadable app, telephone hotline, and website that students can use to report an issue when they see a classmate who is at risk of harming themselves or others. Additional training for school district personnel and local law enforcement are required for this program.
Encourage youth to take charge of keeping schools safe by teaching, modeling, and continually reinforcing the key messages of Start with Hello and Say Something. Each student-led SAVE Promise Club receives tools and resources to plan events, activities, and projects that promote kindness, inclusiveness, and the value of looking out for one another.
Know the Signs trainings
Schools and Organizations have Participated Nationwide
SAVE Promise Clubs Led By Youth Across 49 States
Upstanders Anonymously Reporting Violence And Bullying
Sandy Hook Promise strives to ensure its work environment, programmatic work, and culture reflect the values of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI).