Youth Violence Prevention Action Kit

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Founded in 2001, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is a time for youth to lead communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence. The campaign is a week-long event with each day of the week corresponding to a specific challenge for communities. Join with others around the country to unite and lift up youth who work to make their schools and neighborhoods safer.

Lead the Way for NYVPW

Take action! Download the National Youth Violence Prevention Week Youth Leader Action Kit.

See a sample week of actions and dig deeper into more events and activities in this kit to work with your community to prevent violence.

Youth violence is everyone’s concern and #NYVPW helps you make some noise,  elevate your voices, and work with others on awareness, prevention, and solutions.

Supporting NYVPW

As a community partner, there are many ways you can lift up youth leaders who are working to make their schools and neighborhoods safer. Youth violence is everyone’s concern and we invite adults from all sectors to work hand-in-hand with youth to raise awareness and collaboratively develop violence prevention programs and solutions.

Get the Kit for Volunteers. Be a changemaker and raise awareness for #NYVPW.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week kit for volunteers

Top Community Organizing Activities for Violence Prevention

Take our challenges to empower youth to stop violence before it happens. Here are some of the activities that communities across the country are leading for NYVPW:

  • Join our webinar on Monday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET, featuring a live-virtual Say Something training. Register now
  • Celebrate your favorite community upstander day.
  • Organize a youth-led Town Hall to develop solutions to youth violence.
  • Lead a service project where youth and adults come together and make a difference to create a connected community.
  • Deliver a trusted adult workshop to inform adults about the important role they play in violence prevention.
  • Issue a proclamation in honor of NYVPW. Download a sample for your city council or town committee.

Community organizing is one of the best ways to address the causes of youth violence. Learn what you can do to help.

Join the National Youth Violence Prevention Week Campaign

Follow @sandyhook on Twitter and @sandyhookpromise on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest from our participating students, teachers, volunteers and more. Be sure to use the hashtag #NYVPW to let the world know you’re part of the solution to stopping youth violence.