SAVE Promise Club Award

Recognizing Youth Leadership

It’s Sandy Hook Promise’s first-ever SAVE Promise Club Awards! Gather your club members and show us how you work as a team to prevent violence in your school community! 

SAVE Promise Club chapters from coast to coast are doing incredible things to make their schools safer and kinder. That’s why we’ve created this award to uplift amazing clubs. Winners will be showcased on our website, email newsletter, and social media, reaching millions of people. Help share the good news about your club’s good work!

Swansboro High School SAVE Promise Club receives national award for Say Something Week from National SAVE Promise Club Director, Carleen Wray. Swansboro High School shines with their signature Meet-at-the-fence event where community is built by bringing the district schools together for a special event.
Swansboro High School SAVE Promise Club receives national award for Say Something Week from National SAVE Promise Club Director Carleen Wray.

Award Criteria

SAVE Promise Club student leaders create a 5 – 10-minute video or slideshow and 300 – 500 word proposal that demonstrates:

  • How your club delivered Start With Hello and Say Something programs. Include events and activities to the youth in your school or community-based organization throughout the academic year.
  • How your club grew the Start With Hello and Say Something programs from the start to the end of the school year.
  • What your club is doing to support an anti-racist, equitable, diverse, and inclusive school community.
  • How your club participated in National SAVE Day and National Youth Violence Prevention Week.
  • What your club has done to empower, engage, encourage, and educate students and trusted adults. Show how you’re building kind, connected, and inclusive school communities.
  • How your club recruits and welcomes new members.
  • What your club has done to help students stay connected since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Videos and slideshows can be creative. Unique ways to tell your SAVE Promise Club story include theatrical performances, talk show style, Ted Talk format, documentary, spoken word and musical performances. Be sure to tell the story of what your SAVE Promise Club accomplished throughout the academic year. What’s more, you can highlight ways your club adapted to remote learning and social distancing.

The SAVE Promise Club at Olde Towne Middle School, Mississippi proudly accepts a national awareness week award from Sandy Hook Promise Managing Director and co-founder Nicole Hockley. 

How You Can Enter

Award submissions will be accepted starting April 26, 2021 and ending at midnight on May 10, 2021.

SAVE Promise Club Advisors will submit the video or slideshow. Start documenting your great activities now and create a plan with your club for your submission.

A committee including former Sandy Hook Promise National Youth Advisory Board members will review submissions and announce finalists the week of May 17, 2021.

The Details

  • 9 Awards
    • 3 Awards for Elementary School SAVE Promise Clubs
    • 3 Awards for Middle School SAVE Promise Clubs
    • 3 Awards for High School SAVE Promise Clubs

What You Will Win


Any officially registered SAVE Promise Club with Sandy Hook Promise is eligible to apply. SAVE Promise Clubs can be located in elementary, middle or high schools or community-based organizations. Additionally, SAVE Promise Clubs must submit their End of the Year Surveys by May 10, 2021 to be considered for the award. Not registered? Get started!