Students across the country are stopping gun violence before it can even materialize. With the help of Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something program, youth are taking the initiative to learn the warning signs of someone at risk of committing a violent act and how to say something to a trusted adult to get help. Take a look at what students have accomplished at their schools:
Dutchtown High School
Students at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Ga., organized selfie stations where students could show the importance of being an Upstander as well as promote the reasons for saying something, e.g., using the sentence starter “I will Say Something because...” and describing the reasons they will look out for their classmates.
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Say Something Promise Pledges
Students at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Ill., created a large Promise Pledge that asks students to promise to: 1. look for warning signs, signals and threats; 2. act immediately, take it seriously and; 3. Say Something to a trusted adult.
D'Iberville High School
SAVE Promise Clubs
At D'Iberville High School in Biloxi, Miss., students established a SAVE Promise Club to sustain the Say Something principles throughout the year and used the Call-to-Action Week as an opportunity to recruit new members.
Harvest Middle School
Wear Green Day
At Harvest Middle School in Napa, Calif., school leadership organized a "Wear Green Day" (green is the Sandy Hook Promise color) during Say Something Call-to-Action Week to raise awareness for the Say Something program.
Also at Harvest Middle School, the school leadership used social media to establish a Padlet bulletin board for students to post where they can go to Say Something to a trusted adult.