National Youth Violence Prevention Week – What Are You Doing?

shareWhat activities are you doing for National Youth Violence Prevention Week?  Please be sure to include your location!



  • Dr. McGee March 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    On Tuesday, April 4th, the POP Foundation, UIC Early Outreach Program, and the UIC College of Medicine Urban Health Program will bring the excitement of promoting peace and unity to schools across the Chicagoland area to kickoff National Youth Violence Prevention Week and National Public Health Week. We are planning our 1st SAVE Anti-Violence Leadership Development Conference at the UIC Forum, located at 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, Illinois from 9am-11am.

    Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP
    Founder, POP on Youth Violence Foundation, INC


  • Melquan Deas November 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Optimism Preventive Service SAVE Chapter will be hosting to events for National Youth Violence Prevention Week. On April 4th we will be going to several local business and community areas writing positive messages in chalk on side walks and in the entrance of businesses.


  • Guain Holloman April 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

    LIFE Mentoring & Tutoring Non-Profit Inc. will be recognizing Youth Violence Prevention by hosting there “Spring Away From Violence” Youth Event April 9, at NorthParkway Middle School in Jackson, TN. There will be speakers bringing awareness to the youths about violence prevention, conflict resolution, peer pressure, and avoiding high risk factors. There will be live performances by Gospel Rap Artists, Praise Dancers, And Gospel Youth Choirs. There will be Dandy Jumpers, games, free food, and door prizes available. There will also be a Voters Registration Booth Set up for non registered voters!


  • Gabrielle Allen-Destroismaisons April 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    E. A. Laney HS SAVE is focusing on teen safe driving and dating violence for national youth violence prevention week. We have made brochures and cards with teen driving statistics that are to be passed out with prom tickets. Our chapter has also started a conversation about dating violence and sexual assault. We have planned for a speaker from the Rape Crisis Center to come and talk to our chapter at school.


  • Angela Moore April 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    SCHD will host the Wounded Places Summit, which has reached the maximum registration limit. The summit will be held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Thursday, April 7, to shed light on childhood trauma and spark dialogue on ways to create safe communities. The summit will focus on the stories of children affected by violence and how a community can heal.
    During the summit, participants will screen the newly released film “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked Cities,” one of five films from the series “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation.”

    Following the film, a few local stakeholders will lead small group conversations on existing activities and opportunities centering around topics such as the environment’s role in violence prevention, youth as collaborators instead of consultants, empowering families, creative outlets for youth violence prevention and juvenile justice.

    Small group facilitators include representatives from Binghampton Development Corporation, F.A.C.E.S., Juvenile Court, Memphis Public Library, Safeways, the Shelby County Schools S.H.A.P.E. Program and Universal Parenting Place. Participants range from youth, community members, youth-serving organizations, government and nonprofits. Those unable to attend can follow along by searching “ShelbyTNHealth” via all SCHD social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


  • NationalSAVE April 5, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Mukwonago High School SAVE in Wisconsin has a great week planned (right after spring break!) We have a whole week of activities to begin a discussion on healthy relationships as well as raise awareness on the prevalent, yet well-hidden issue of dating abuse.
    All Week:
    “Women´s Center Toy Drive”
    Please help by bringing in gently used or new toys for children made homeless due to domestic violence.
    “SAVE Twitter” – Tweet some respect for the people you love using ‪#‎LoveIsRespect‬ @MUKSAVE. Random winners will be chosen all week long.
    -Homeroom: National Youth Violence Prevention Week Introduction
    -2nd & 3rd hrs: Guest Speaker: Maggie Wojtulewicz, The Women’s Center, Waukesha
    -Bullying Hurts Day: A SAVE “actor” in all-black will spontaneously visit classrooms to read aloud a realistic act of bullying that he/she “committed.” That “bully” would then take several students into the hallway and ask them to wear an orange armband and refrain from speaking until lunch. 400 kids with orange armbands on by the lunches will visually demonstrate the number of kids affected by bullying (one in four).
    -Healthy Relationship Pledge at lunch: the first 300 to sign a pledge receive a free button!
    – Red Flags: Look for Red Flags around the school that reveal warning signs of an unhealthy relationship.
    -Clothesline Display: look for this powerful display in a hallway near you.
    -Love is… Get your Love is… speech bubble at lunch.
    – Denim Day: Show your support for sexual violence victims. People around the world participate in this show of solidarity.


  • Haley Abernathy April 3, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Our talent show is April 7. We are going to raise awareness about students making positive choices for conflict resolution and driving smarter (no texting and driving or drinking and driving).

    We will do public service announcements about these topics between acts of our talent show on April 7. We are raising money for our talent show for the local domestic violence shelter.


  • Joanne Saunders April 2, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Chapter2104 at Lockhart School,USVirgin Islands will start off the week with a mega Peace Rally,led by Belinda Benjamin on April 4. Then we will have a daily session of “Dream and Build A Better World,where students in grades 2-4 grades can come at recess time with friends and construct various giant size 3D structures they’d like to see displayed in our school & community. Finally,we will be holding a Fantasy Fashion Show based on the story of Twenty Twinkling Stars ,whereby students in grades K-3rd will portray the stars. throughout the entire month,SAVE members and Pacer Kids Peace Pals will be officiating and initiating fun,safe ,peaceful activities during recess. We are also encouraging victims of violence to come discuss ways of handling their situations in healthy ways,rather than fighting.


  • NationalSAVE April 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    West Clayton Elementary (NC) is participating in National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Our SAVE Bike Safety Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 beginning at 9 o’clock here in front of West Clayton Elementary School. . Rain date will be April 16. Officer Phillips (my son Owen) and the Community Action Team will conduct the rodeo with my help. He and I plan to make brief visits to classrooms on Tuesday, April 5 in order to publicize the week and the Saturday event. I will post signs on our property and posters in the hallways. The Clayton Police will receive a group invitation to visit the school for lunch, etc. at their convenience during that week. The school is donating materials to the PD with our grant money ~ working with Capt. Gerrell on this. This will enable us to host a bike safety rodeo each year if we so desire. If any of my friends have suggestions or questions please message me. We are very excited about this. Thanks for your support. – Suzanne Phillips


  • Jordan German March 24, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Optimism Preventive Service SAVE Chapter will be hosting to events for National Youth Violence Prevention Week. On April 4th we will be visiting several local business and community areas writing positive messages in chalk on side walks and in the entrance of business establishments. On April 6th, our chapter is partnering up with the Committee to Keep Georgetown Beautiful and Dickerson AME Church to clean the West End Community Of Georgetown. Later during the month of April Optimism will host a Dress to Impress Day, encouraging all middle and high students to participate.


  • Suzanne Phillips March 24, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    West Clayton Elementary School (Clayton, NC) will be advertising National Youth Violence Prevention Week by posting signs and banners on its property and in the community. Our local Clayton Police Department will be invited to share lunch and discussion with the classes who have “adopted” them throughout the week. On Saturday, April 9th beginning at 9 a.m. the school will be using funds from its Allstate Grant to support the Clayton Police Department’s presentation of a Bike Safety Rodeo on the school grounds. The following Monday, April 11 the school’s principal, SAVE advisor and Officer Owen Phillips will be discussing the year’s SAVE activities on radio station WTSB. The Johnston County Schools public information service will be airing a tape of the interview on its web page after the discussion.


  • Tameka Henderson March 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Vicksburg High School, located at 3701 Drummond Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, will invite speakers into the building to speak with 1100 students about the dangers and consequences of violence. Posters will also be throughout the building to serve as a reminder.


  • SAVE Intern March 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    The City of Minneapolis is recognizing Youth Violence Prevention Week March 31 – April 9, 2016. Check out what they’re doing!


  • Martha Wyatt March 15, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    For the third year, The Boston Interagency Committee on Violence Prevention will host events and competitions for young people in the Boston community in recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 4-8, 2016.

    “I’m thrilled to once again be a part of this event, which showcases how young people channel their incredible talents to resist and prevent violence in their schools and communities,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “Each year, I’m awed by the strength of Boston’s young people to stand up for peace and defend their right to violence-free communities. With the activism and advocacy that youth have been demonstrating, I’m sure this year will be no different!”

    National Youth Violence Prevention Week aims to raise awareness and to educate young people, parents, and communities as a whole, about effective ways to prevent and reduce youth violence. The campaign, which is held in cities across the country, features activities, competitions and events that bring young people together to make their schools and communities safer using peaceful forms of self-expression.

    A city-wide Peace Rally at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College on April 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, hosted by DJs from JAM’N 94.5, will be the highlight of the week. At the rally, the winners of the anti-violence themed contests for Boston students will be announced, and the Floorlords, Vine Street Dancers, and Seekers of Knowledge dance groups will perform. There will also be surprise audience-participation contests with prizes, and guest-appearances by top officials. Over 500 people attended the 2015 Peace Rally.

    The Boston Interagency Committee on Violence Prevention recently announced the creative anti-violence themed contests in schools and community centers. Boston students in grades K-5 will submit posters with a theme of “Youth Standing STRONG Against Violence;” grades 6-8 will enter poetry with the same theme; and high school students are invited to create hip-hop music videos with an anti-violence message.

    Prizes for the top three entries in each category include Target gift cards, Red Sox tickets, and a spotlight on JAM’N 94.5’s “Saturday Night Jump Off.” Sponsoring agencies will also receive Staples gift cards in recognition of their support.

    Another event taking place in Boston during National Youth Violence Prevention Week will be held at the Umana Barnes Middle School in East Boston on April 4th. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office will team up to present a combined program encouraging positive decision-making and alternatives to violence.

    The Boston Interagency Committee on Violence Prevention consists of representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, City of Boston Mayor’s Office, Boston Police Department and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.

    Sponsors of the event include JAM’N 94.5 Radio, Roxbury Community College, MassHousing, Crystal Rock Beverages, Boston Police Athletic/Activities League and the Youth Violence Prevention Funders Learning Collaborative.

    For further information, visit and click on “Youth Standing Strong Against Violence,” or send an email to


  • NationalSAVE March 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    The City of Columbia, South Carolina has a great list of activities planned for National Youth Violence Prevention Week! Check them out at


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