The Say Something Program saves lives. Students learn to look for warning signs of someone at risk of hurting themselves or others. And they’re empowered to “say something” before a tragedy can occur.
Say Something Week is a national call-to-action week to celebrate students being ‘upstanders’ in schools and communities by speaking up when noticing warning signs and threats of potential violence. Thousands of schools and youth organizations from across the United States participate in Say Something Call-to-Action Week.
Say Something Call-to-Action Week is comprised of the following three components:
Say Something Student Training (approximately 35-40 minutes)
Either before or during Say Something Call-to-Action Week, students attend the Say Something Student Training. Students specifically learn the following three steps:
The Student Training may be delivered in one of two ways:
Say Something Activities
Upon registering, you’ll receive a Planning Guide chock full of engaging activity ideas. These activities will reinforce the importance of “knowing the signs” and telling a trusted adult.
Student Leadership and SAVE Promise Clubs
Empower students to play a leadership role in developing and implementing the Say Something Week activities. This is most successful when paired with a student-led SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Club to ensure Say Something is fully embedded in the culture of your school or youth organization. Learn more.
After registering, you’ll get resources to help you have an amazing Say Something Week. These resources include: a Planning Guide, a Toolkit, Student Training Videos, a Say Something Call-to-Action Week webinar and a parent brochure.
If you’re planning to order Say Something wristbands, t-shirt or other materials from our online store, please place your order now. Demand for these items is high and, to ensure delivery of your order before Say Something Week, we recommend ordering as early as possible.
Planning to create your own t-shirts or materials? You’ll get downloadable logos once you register for Say Something Week.
While Sandy Hook Promise’s proven Say Something program is not a stand-alone SEL program, Say Something does seamlessly and effectively compliment any school’s existing SEL curriculum, instruction, and programming.
Say Something teaches students how to recognize warning signs and prevent someone from harming themselves or others. Students build essential SEL competencies, including how to empathize with others and seek help when needed (relationship skills). Students also learn how to identify problems and analyze situations as well solve problems in an ethically responsible manner (responsible decision-making).