FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sandy Hook Promise’s SAVE Promise Clubs to Host
National SAVE Day Events on October 24th During Safe Schools Week
Newtown, CT – On Wednesday, October 24th, Sandy Hook Promise invites all SAVE Promise Clubs to host events and activities in hundreds of schools across the country for its annual National SAVE Day during Safe Schools Week. The day provides students and educators tangible and easy to implement activities that teach how to create a safe and inclusive school community, as well as how to prevent violence before it starts.
Safe Schools Week, which takes place during the third week in October, draws attention to the continuing problem of school violence and provides various ways the students can create a safer and more secure school environment.
“Safe Schools Week is an important week that greatly aligns with Sandy Hook Promise’s mission, as it reinforces ways that students can be upstanders in their schools and communities and teaches them ways to prevent violence and victimization before it occurs. We are excited to see what the SAVE Promise Clubs do this year to engage their peers in schools across the country,” said Nicole Hockley, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
A few ways that National SAVE Day addresses this is by inviting SAVE Promise Clubs across the country to rollout various activities such as:
- Hosting a selfie station in the cafeteria and using the hashtag #SAVEDAY
- Challenging all students to get to know at least one student they currently don’t know well
- Asking older students to “adopt” younger student in their school and have them serve as their “buddy” throughout the school year
- Writing positive letters and anonymously deliver them to students and adults
- Writing compliments and happy comments on post-it notes and place on lockers, desks, and mirrors
- Creating positive and encouraging messages with chalk on the sidewalks around the school
For additional activities, as well as how to start a SAVE Promise Club, please visit: http://nationalsave.org.
About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene and get help for at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human-side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
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