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 in 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.
- 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
- A Say Something Week Planning Guide and Toolkit
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: 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. Please note, this video is intended only for training purposes. It is 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.
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 Educator Guides
These easy-to-use guides are designed to assist adult educators in delivering and sustaining the Say Something program. The guides include 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 Educator Guide (English)
- Say Something Educator Guide (Spanish)
- NEW! Say Something Educator Guide (English)
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.
Say Something Poster
Begin Here for Say Something Week March 2-6, 2020
Say Something Week Planning Guide and Toolkit
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 Say Something Toolkit provides you with resources, ideas, examples and activities your school or youth organization can do in as little as an hour during Say Something Week.
Say Something Week Webinar
This recorded webinar provides best practices on how to implement engaging activities during Call-to-Action Week.
Say Something Poster
Say Something Week Blog/Examples
Real examples of when Say Something worked. This handout can be used to share Say Something success stories with students during the Say Something program and correlates to page 23 of the Educators Guide.
Say Something Final Steps
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.