SOUTHEAST ALLSTATE FOUNDATION GRANT 2016-2017
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere
(SAVE) is proud to partner with the Allstate Foundation in North Carolina to support the youth empowerment and engagement through SAVE.
“It is important we do our part and offer positive and supportive education for teens on youth safety and crime prevention, as well as offer them the experiences through service projects that provide vital connections to their peers”, said Thomas Walters, Allstate agent with Walters Insurance Agency. “partnering with SAVE to empower youth to take an active role in ensuring their schools and communities are safe will make a long-lasting difference in students’ lives. We’re thrilled to be able to partner with SAVE and their exceptional student chapters.
The Allstate Foundation presented a $75,000 grant to Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) to assist SAVE chapters in North Carolina in their efforts to increase youth safety and promote teen safe driving. This grant from The Allstate Foundation will support the SAVE program in schools and community agencies. Teen safe driving awareness campaigns will be conducted during key times of the year including holidays, Teen Safe Driving Month (May), prom, and graduation.
December 7, 2016, What We’ve Heard Around Town, And the Award Goes To. – Chapel Hill Magazine
November 11,2016, SAVE Gets 75,000, Philanthropy North Carolina
December 4, 2016, Four Onslow Schools Selected for Grants to Assist Their SAVE Chapters – The Jacksonville Daily News
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS IN THE CAROLINA’S:
Chapel Hill High School SAVE Chapter Works to End Bullying and Violence – Carolina Parent
Another exciting year for Chapel Hill High School SAVE Chapter! A SAVE Day Flash Mob will take place with students and staff and a seat belt check during the week of America’s Safe Schools Week. Some other activities throughout the year include: No Name Calling Week in January, Dating Violence Awareness in February and Teen Safe Driving in May. Toilet Talk will continue again this year which is a social norms newsletter and will be issued 5-6 times throughout the school year. Speed bumps in the parking lots will be painted with safe driving messages and seat belt checks will be conducted.
Communities in Schools of Cabarrus County/Performance Learning Center
During America’s Safe Schools week posters will be hung around the school with safety messages. On National SAVE Day students will be invited to sign a pledge to keep the school safe, free of harassment, bullying, weapons, and violence. Students are working on a “Safe Prom Night” event. A service project to help the homeless including a clothing drive and food drive. In the spring a school side Teen Safe Driving event will take place involving police officers and Allstate. Other exciting SAVE activities are being planned for the school year including a guest speaker from the Special Olympics.
E.A. Laney High School
Your Voice: SAVE Lets Laney Students Make a Difference – Star News Online
E.A. Laney High SAVE students will kick off America’s Safe Schools Week with Stop the Text Campaign. Three hundred students took the pledge to X-The-TXT thanks to Allstate, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet and Tropical Smoothie. Students volunteered during the Out of the Darkness community walk with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Students adopted a family for Christmas, participated in the YWCA’s Potluck for Peace and the Belk’s Charity Day sale. Students will visit the local elementary school and read the book Twenty Twinkling Stars to the students. Service projects will also take place during No Name Calling Week and Random Acts of Kindness Week. E.A. Laney High School is looking forward to presenting at the National SAVE in April in Raleigh, NC.
For National SAVE Day a table was set up in the cafeteria with the SAVE Banner, balloons and SAVE materials. Students were able to sign a SAVE banner and pledge to make East Chapel Hill a violence free school. Students were encouraged to wear orange and purple. Other great SAVE activities will take place throughout the school year thanks to funding from the Allstate Foundation. In January students will prepare brunch for the Ronald McDonald House. East Chapel Hill SAVE will be traveling in April to the National SAVE Summit.
Early College of Robeson County
This is the first year for a SAVE Chapter at Early College and an excited year is planned. During America’s Safe Schools Week, there will be a seat belt check for students and staff, dangers of smoking and drugs will be displayed on posters and handouts. During National Youth Violence Prevention Week awareness of date rape with the counseling department on campus will take place. Additional activities are Prom Promise-pledges, drinking and driving stats. Bullying activities at lunch and during advisement sessions. Students will be passing out christmas items to needy children for the holidays.
Fairmont High School
During America’s Safe Schools Week students will sign a petition promoting NO BULLYING! All students who sign their names will be entered into a drawing for random gift cards. An Alert Box is in place throughout the year, this is a place where students can report concerns and remain anonymous. During National Youth Violence Prevention Week speakers will be presenting for the students, a door contest, essay contest will take place. Promoting Red Ribbon Week, Orange Ribbon Week and Seat Belt Awareness are a few other activities that will take place throughout the year.
Garner Magnet High School
October is Anti-Bullying Month, anti-bullying is a big part of America’s Safe Schools Week. During this week, activities such as a poster campaign to promote in-school safety and anti-bullying efforts will take place. Students will sign a pledge during lunch to stand up against bullying. On National SAVE Day, students are encouraged to wear orange and a rally around the flagpole will take place. To cap off the week, an annual video project in which students create a video that promotes anti-bullying will be played. During the school year, an Anti-Texting and Driving event with an officer speaking on the dangers of texting and driving. Garner SAVE chapter participated in the homecoming parade. During Anti-Bullying week the focus was on cyber-bullying and the theme for the week was Digital Respect. The chapter is planning on attending the SAVE Summit in April, and a Mock crash will take place in May.
Highland School of Technology
Student Group Spreads Message of Anti-Violence– Gaston Gazette
The beginnning of the school year started with a SAVE Rally which was held encouraging students to promote compassion and not violence. Every student in the school was present and heard the SAVE message. Mix-it-up at Lunch was held and a huge success, students were given different colored beads and asked to sit with their respective color to meet new people and encourage new friendships. A Rock-A-Thon event promoting SAVE and collecting donations was held and donations were sent to National SAVE. For Halloween, Highland SAVE participated in a Trunk or Treat event within the community to help spead kindness to the elementary school children in the county. During the month of November, Highland participated in a service project for Thanksgiving, students served, talked, danced, and cleaned up the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the seniors in the community. During the month of December the chapter will be volunteering at the Samartan’s Purse with Operaton Christmas Child. Members will be packaging boxes with gifts to be sent to children from other countries to open for the holidays. The chapter will also be sending Christmas cards to soldiers overseas. Several other events are being planned for the school year, including Suicide Awareness Day and X-the-TXT. Highland School of Technology is truly making a difference in their community.
Hunters Creek Elementary School
America’s Safe Schools Week was tied in with Red Ribbon Week which is a county wide event with the school counselors emphasizing on non-violence in the home, school, and playground. Students heard speeches about the importance of non-violence activities, and a poster contest took place. National SAVE Day was advertised on the Public Address System and the TV screens with messages from SAVE students. The students were runners, gofers, game leaders, face painters and helped with cleaning up during the Fall Festival. The SAVE club adopted two HCES students for the Angel Tree Ministry and provided Christmas gifts to these students. A Weapon Safe event was led by the SRO, David Bagby and was organized by the WOHS club for the 4th graders. The students at HCES are taught “see something, say something,” and there has been a significant decrease in discipline referrals and less crime in the school and the community. Demolish the Drug Car, a speech contest and the SAVE Summit are more activities that may take place throughout the year at Hunter’s Creek Elementary.
Hunters Creek Middle School
America’s Safe Schools and National SAVE Day will include Anti-Violence Pledges which will be posted in the media center. There was be a sea of Orange and Purple representing the SAVE message. Some other activities include: A SAVE speech contest, shoe boxes will be filled with Christmas gifts for the Onslow Women’s Shelter, Adopt an Angel Tree family and Turkeys will be purchased for the Panther Feast. During No Name Calling week friendly messages will be displayed throughout the school. Students volunteered for the Fall Festival, helping with face painting, games, clean-up, set-up, and being great ambassadors for SAVE. During November SAVE will help out with the Coats for Kids project, a school wide coat drive. Some SAVE members will be attending the National SAVE Summit in Raleigh, NC in April. The annual SAVE Banquet will take place at the end of the school year.
Jack Britt High School started off the school year with their yearly SAVE membership drive. A video and message was displayed school wide in remembrance of 9-11. For America’s Safe Schools Week the chapter read messages over the school PA system each day stating facts about school violence and other problems teens encounter. For National SAVE day all students will wore orange to show unity and had students sign a anti-violence pledge. For Stand Up to Bullies Week daily announcements concerning bullying and statistics were made, a lending a hand against bullying banner with student hand prints was displayed in the atrium. For Red Ribbon Week, daily announcements consisted of drugs and alcohol related facts, booze goggles were used to demonstrate the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body, a DWI pledge table was set up during lunch with over 400 students signing. Suicide Awareness announcements were made during Suicide Prevention Week. During November a food drive was held with the collection of food for needy families for Thanksgiving. The SAVE Club collected enough food for to provide 2 complete meals , from turkey to dessert and food was collected for seventy-seven families. A toy drive had taken place in December collecting toys for the less fortunate. A Weapon Safety event was held by the deputy sheriffs from Cumberland Count, explaining the laws about weapons on school grounds and signs of a distressed student. Jack Britt High School has had a fun and rewarding year so far reaching close to two thousand students. Jack Britt High School will be attending the National SAVE Summit on April 1 in Raleigh, NC.
Lumberton High School
During America’s Safe Schools Week posters were created, a school wide SAVE color day was held. A bulletin board will be displayed with tips on a safer school. For National Bullying Prevention Month and National Crime Prevention Month, posters will be displayed throughout the school about bullying prevention. There will be an anonymous tip box displayed for students to report crimes. SAVE will hold a SAVE color day once a month, a member drive once a month, a prom dress drive, and seat belt checks will also take place throughout the school year. Many other SAVE activities will take place this year including the National SAVE Summit.
SAVE Students Plant Trees – South Strand News
Georgetown Unity Parade Unites Community Against Bullying – South Strand News
During America’s Safe Schools Week a Anti-Bullying Unity Day Walk took place. Twenty-two schools, day care centers and community organizations, churches and businesses attended the rally on National SAVE Day which attracted 300 students! Wearing purple and orange promoting support, hope and unity to show that we are all together against bullying and that every child has the right to live bully free life. A SAVE Rock-A -Thon will take place at two of the county high schools. “Chalk Rite” activity will take place during National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Beautiful chalk messages will be left out side of businesses in the community. Spreading words peace and the SAVE message. Two fall festivals took place with over 200 students in attendance and SAVE members distributed Ernie the Elephant coloring books. Activities planned for later in the year include a Teen Dating Violence Workshop, Operation Get Smart Crime Prevention Program, Keep Georgetown Beautiful and a Safe Teen Driving Campaign.
The SAVE Chapter at Parkwood High School plans to celebrate National SAVE Day with an information booth at lunch. The event will include posters, candy, stickers, informative literature as well as student participants. The entire month the school will focus on safe schools. There are a host of activities planned for Red Ribbon week including: a red tulip planting, all staff wear red ribbons and a drug-free pledge signing. Parkwood High is also planning activities for No Name Calling Week, Mix-it-Up Day, Random Acts of Kindness, Safe Driving Awareness, Safe Prom and World No Tobacco Day.
Performance Learning High School
During America’s Safe Schools Week, students will sign a no texting and driving pledge. School Resource Officers, Substance Abuse Counselor and Allstate Agents will make presentations to students on child safety, drug abuse prevention, and juvenile justice practices and policies. For National Youth Violence Prevention Week the week will be filled with activities to help promote respect and tolerance, conflict management, resolve conflicts peacefully, support safety, and unite in action by organizing a school wide bullying prevention workshop. For National Youth Traffic Safety Month the students will collaborate with Allstate Agents to present facts, statistics, and habits of unsafe driving, such as texting, substance use and passenger distractions. There will also be youth empowerment workshops, internet safety tips and No Name Calling Week, Random Acts of Kindness and holiday activities for the SAVE students.
During Safe Schools Week and Teen Safe Driving Week, Pinecrest High SAVE members will be going to the local middle school, Southern Middle, to present a bullying prevention presentation. At this presentation they will also be starting a mentor-ship program for future students who would like to participate in SAVE. For National SAVE Day, the Southern Pines Police Department will come to distribute information about gun violence. SAVE is also collaborating with Moore County Drug Free Coalition to assist with red ribbon week during the week of October 17-21st. During the school year Pinecrest High School has several other activities planned including October Fest, where students will be promoting a Drug Free Awareness presentation. Information about teen dating violence, distracted driving, Random Acts of Kindness, and teen prom safety are some of the other activities that will take place during the school year.
Swansboro High School
America’s Safe Schools Week is an important time for Swansboro High school SAVE students. During this week the SAVE chapter presented to Queens Creek Elementary Schools ways to prevent and deal with bullying. The chapter will also have activities campaigning with signs and safety announcements about the dangers of texting and driving. They will host a social in October with refreshments and activities for promoting safe schools, no bullying and getting to know each other, bringing the school together. For the holidays the chaper adopted 2 angels from Onslow County and purchased them gifts for the holidays. For National Youth Violence Prevention Week, the SAVE chapter will host Random Acts of Kindness, spreading the word to other students to be kind to one another. In May, they will be hosting a “Bully March” for the high school and surrounding elementary schools. During Prom week there will be an Arrive Alive Presentation to promote prom safety.
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
During the week of America’s Safe Schools week the SAVE Chapter at Vernon Malone hosted an Orange Out initiative where all students and staff wore orange as recognition of National SAVE Day. Orange beads were distributed by SAVE members to students and staff who may not have worn orange. Everyone who wore orange that day received a SAVE wristband. A scavenger hunt was displayed outside the public buildings, including schools. Students needed to find printed safety signs that were posted along halls of the building. In recognition of Bullying Awareness Month, the SAVE Club will print out mini-posters, which contain statistics of students being bullied in high school. A toy drive will be hosted in November in conjunction with Toys for Tots. A bully prevention video contest will take place where classmates will be challenged to create a video that highlights appropriate ways to address bullying. During Youth Traffic Safety Month, the SAVE Club will host a themed week of awareness around the topics of teen dating violence, mental health, bullying awareness and school-to-prison pipeline with guest speaker available during lunch.
West Clayton Aims to Stomp Bullying – Clayton News Star, News and Observer
The West Clayton Elementary SAVE chapter started off the school year with an Anti-Bullying poster contest- “You and Me-Bully Free”. Winners of the poster contest will be awarded a trip to downtown Clayton and tour of the Clayton Police Department with an Anti-bullying talk and refreshments. Classes will complete posters embracing the theme of bullying prevention. Posters will be used to decorate the hallways and police department. On National SAVE Day there will be luncheon in support of the anti-bullying campaign. Monthly focus and Mix It Up Day each month will involve students being exposed to the monthly SAVE Focus and giving them the opportunity to make new friends.
White Oak High School
National SAVE Day will include a school wide poster contest to be displayed in the media center. Announcements over the Public Address System with a brief history of SAVE. Red Ribbon week will be tied in with the event. Suicide Prevention, Mental Health issues will be addressed with speakers. An Anti-Violence pledge will be included during homeroom. An Annual Banquet will take place to honor the Senior SAVE members, Demolish the Drug Car, Adopt a Student from the Angel Tree, Prom and Graduation safety awareness and Gun Safety are some of the other activities that are planned for White Oak High School year.