Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week, a national call-to-action week. Whether your school is in session, you are working with students remotely, or a combination of the two, Start With Hello Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the Start With Hello message as well as the amazing work your school or youth organization has done. Here are materials to get you started!
Downloadable Activity Flyers
Get the conversation going with this Start With Hello Quick Conversation Starter Kit
Organize a Trusted Adult Treasure Search
Planning Guide for Schools and Youth Organizations
This Start With Hello Planning Guide provides ideas and best practices for teachers, staff, and administrators. The guide provides a planning strategy and sample, easy-to-implement activities — whether you do activities all week or just one day of the national call-to-action week.
Planning Guide for Students
This Start With Hello Planning Guide provides ideas and best practices for students seeking to play a leadership role in implementing Start With Hello Week. The guide provides a planning strategy and sample activities for the entire week or even one day.
Start With Hello Signature Activities
Ready-to-print Hello-Grams, cups-n-compliments notes, gratitude cards, and more can be found in this Signature Activity kit for student leaders and educators.
Resource Kit for Educators
This Back-to-School Kit contains Start With Hello activities that you can make part of your class routine throughout September and beyond. The Social-Emotional Learning activities reinforce key messages in the Start With Hello program and help build inclusive and caring classroom communities.
Download and teach these elementary grade-level band units and workbooks. Visit the Learning Center for more Start With Hello units.
Start With Hello Awards
Sandy Hook Promise will no longer offer the Start With Hello Week Awards. Instead, there will be an annual contest that elevates the Know the Signs messaging.
Additional Start With Hello Week Resources:
The Start With Hello presentations can be completed in one class period. Below are the different presentation options:
Deliver the Start With Hello training to your students. On this page are elementary school, middle school, and high school guides to help you plan.
Register at our no cost Learning Center to get access to the Start With Hello elementary digital training. The guides below will provide a curriculum map as well as comprehensive lesson plans and activities.
Download this Overview Letter for Educators to introduce your fellow educators, faculty, and staff to the Start With Hello program.
Download this Start With Hello Parent Brochure to introduce your parents to the Start With Hello program.
Download a set of Sandy Hook Promise, Start With Hello, and SAVE Promise Club logos and graphics. Please follow these guidelines when using a Sandy Hook Promise logo:
Did you know many of our materials and guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, and Vietnamese? Visit our multilingual resources page to get yours today.