TO SUPPORT EDUCATORS IN THE DELIVERY OF the SAY SOMETHING PROGRAM and CELEBRATION OF SAY SOMETHING CALL-TO-ACTION WEEK
Thank you for your Say Something program signup! Say Something is a no-cost program that trains students, grades 6-12, how to look for warning signs and threats, especially on social media, from an individual who may be threatening to hurt themselves or others – and to Say Something to a trusted adult.
On this page, you will find a host of resources to conduct the Say Something student training, inform parents/guardians and school staff about the program, and launch a successful Say Something Call-to-Action Week. Please save this webpage to your favorites so you can view it often and find the resources easily.
- A Say Something Week Planning Guide
- Say Something DIY (do it yourself) resources
- Access to the new digital training center and plug-and-play student training video
- A supporting material section that includes educator guides, student guides, parent brochures, and a promotional video
Please note: Occasionally, firewalls block access to the materials. If you are unable to access links on this page, please contact the IT department at your school/organization or log on to a different Wi-Fi network
Begin Here for Say Something Week March 2-6, 2020
Say Something Week Planning Guide - Download our newly updated and easy-to-implement Say Something Week Planning Guide that will provide you detailed information on how to plan for a great Say Something Week. The additional Say Something resources provide templates and ideas your school or youth organization can use to make your Say Something Week easy to organize and implement.
Additional Say Something Week Resources
- Sample Social Media Posts
- Parent Letter Template
- Sample Loudspeaker or Broadcast Announcements
- Community Leaders Proclamation Template
- Media Advisory Template
Say Something Week Webinar - This recorded webinar provides best practices on how to implement engaging activities during Call-to-Action Week.
Begin Here: Say Something Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Training
The Say Something curriculum is delivered to students through the Say Something PowerPoint presentation. To assist educators with the DIY training, Sandy Hook Promise has created a “Train the Trainer” video, in which Sandy Hook Promise presenter Andre Elliott walks educators through the presentation step-by-step. Also included is a video of Sandy Hook Promise trainer Jared Cavagnuolo delivering the Say Something presentation to students. Please note, these videos are intended only for training purposes. They are not intended for student use.
The Say Something presentation can be completed in 30 to 40 minutes. If you are conducting this presentation for the first time, we encourage you to watch the Train the Trainer and digital student training videos first. We also encourage you to reference the Quick Say Something Student Training Companion Guide for Educators for discussion questions and student surveys.
Begin Here: Say Something Digital Student Training
The Say Something student training videos can be accessed on Sandy Hook Promise’s new online training center at sandyhookpromisetraining.org. Once registered, you will access a 30-minute plug-and-play training video that teaches students the three Say Something steps.
Educators may show the video to an entire class, or students can view the video independently using unique logins and passwords.
Supporting Material for Say Something DIY and Digital Training
Prior to conducting the DIY presentation, review the supplemental resources below:
Say Something Promotional Video - This short two-minute video is designed to help promote Say Something and educate others about Say Something. It can be shared with school staff, parents, students and community members.
Say Something Quick Student Training Companion Guide for Educators - This guide contains suggestions for how to best deliver the Sandy Hook Promise Say Something student training video or do-it-yourself (DIY) PowerPoint presentation. Specifically, in this guide you will find: quick discussion guides, recommended pausing points in the training with interactive discussion questions, and student surveys.
Say Something Educator Guide - This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist adult educators in delivering and sustaining the Say Something program. The guide includes tips for getting started; key messages and action steps to emphasize; and ideas, activities and resources for supporting young people in carrying out Say Something throughout the year.
Say Something Student Guide - This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist peer leaders and SAVE Promise Club members in sustaining Say Something throughout the year. It includes tips for getting started; key action steps and messages to emphasize; and ideas, activities and resources that young people can do throughout the year to carry Say Something forward and create a culture of "upstanders."
Say Something Parent Brochure - The Say Something Parent Brochure is a tool that is provided by the school or youth organization, and can be sent home via email, for parents and caregivers to help continue the Say Something conversation at home.
Say Something Customizable Letter for Educators
Say Something Community Organizing Guide - This easy-to-use guide is designed for community organizations and leaders. By providing this guide, we aim to continue the conversation beyond school to reach youth and connect with them where they are.
Sustain the Message with our SAVE Promise Clubs
SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for young people across the country to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence BEFORE it happens. For additional ideas on how to sustain Say Something and empower your students to look out for one another and be leaders, visit SAVE Promise Clubs to learn more.