Start With Hello Resources

No-cost, downloadable tools that teach children and teens how to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. Start With Hello asks students, educators, parents and other community leaders who interact with children to take steps in class, the lunchroom and/or on the bus to be inclusive and connected.

Start With Hello Week Planning Guide and Toolkit

Download our newly updated, no-cost and easy to implement Planning Guide that will provide you detailed information on how to plan for a great Start With Hello Week. In addition, our Toolkit provides you with resources, ideas, examples and activities your school or youth organization can do in as little as an hour during Start With Hello Week.

Start With Hello Train the Trainer Video

The Start With Hello Train the Trainer video teaches adults how to deliver an in-person Student Training. This Train the Trainer is conducted by Marykay Wishneski, who is Sandy Hook Promise's National Outreach Coordinator. 

Start With Hello Student Training Video

To see an example of the Start With Hello Student Training by one of our many outstanding Promise Presenters, we strongly encourage you to watch the following Student Training both before and after the Train the Trainer video. Please note, this video is intended only for training purposes for Start With Hello presenters. They are not intended for student use.

Start With Hello Educators Guide

This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist adult educators in delivering the Start with Hello program. It includes classroom objectives, discussion questions, key messages, activities, extension options and additional resources.


Start With Hello Parent Brochure

The Start with Hello Parent Resource Guide is a tool that parents and caretakers can use – and that schools and youth organizations can give to parents – to help continue the Start with Hello conversation at home.


Start With Hello Student Guide

This easy-to-use guide is designed to assist youth ambassador or peer leaders in delivering the Start with Hello program. 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 Start with Hello forward.


Start With Hello PowerPoint Presentation

The Start with Hello PowerPoint Presentation accompanies the Educators and Student guides. In most cases, the Start with Hello presentation can be completed in 20-40 minutes. Please note that the translations for the Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese presentations are in the notes section of the PowerPoint which must be downloaded to be displayed.

Start With Hello Student Voices Award Winner in the News

Read about the project that helped a Mannsdale Upper Elementary student win a Start with Hello Student Voices Award and get showcased in her local newspaper!

Track Your Start With Hello Training 

To help Sandy Hook Promise share the numbers of youth trained in Start with Hello with our funders and supporters, please share your training back with us.

Start With Hello Logos

Click here to download a set of Sandy Hook Promise, Start with Hello, and SAVE Promise Clubs logos and graphics.

SAVE Promise Club

For additional ideas on how to sustain Start with Hello and empower your students to look out for one another and be leaders, visit to learn more.