25 Years of SAVE

In 2014, SAVE will celebrate its 25th Anniversary!   That’s 25 years of engaging, empowering and educating youth in violence prevention efforts in our nation’s schools and communities while encouraging their efforts through positive peer influence.

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Some of SAVE’s accomplishments and recognitions over the past 25 years:

  • The establishment of nearly 2,100 chapters with over 230,000 members in 7 countries and 48 US states including Washington DC.
  • Since 1999, SAVE has mentored 78 youth on the National SAVE Youth Advisory Board.
  • Hosted 10 National SAVE Summits.
  • Since 2008,  SAVE partnered with the Allstate Foundation to establish a teen safe driving program in 196 high schools in 29 states plus Washington DC.
  • In 1995, SAVE was bestowed the President’s Service Award (the nation’s  highest volunteer award) for dedication and determination in keeping the message of nonviolence known and keeping our schools and communities safe.
  • SAVE members were torch bearers and support runners for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • James Wise, current SAVE Board of Directors Chairperson and SAVE Advisor, received the Inspiration in Prevention Award from Youth Crime Watch of American and The National Crime Prevention Council on February 16, 2004.
  • SAVE received the Inspiration in Prevention Award from Youth Crime Watch of American and The National Crime Prevention Council, February 16,  2004.

If you would like to share your own personal story about SAVE, we would love to include it an e-book collection in honor of our 25th Anniversary.  Please submit your story here.

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