National SAVE Day – October 18, 2017



Time: All Day
Location: Worldwide


Sandy Hook Promise invites all SAVE Promise Clubs to participate in National SAVE Day!  Mark your calendars for this important event to take place on October 18, 2017. This event occurs annually during the third full week in October during Say Something Week and  America’s Safe Schools Week. During the week of October 16 – 20, 2017, thousands of schools and youth organizations from across the United States will participate in Say Something Week. Say Something Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through training, advertising, public proclamations, media events, contests and school awards. Say Something Week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they say something.

September: Planning!

  • Determine activities for the day/week
  • List resources needed – supplies & funds
  • Brainstorm guest speakers
  • Develop timeline & action plan and assignments

Early October

  • Publicize event to school, parents and the community – media alert, PSAs, posters, school newsletter, school website, social media
  • Confirm guest speaker and obtain speaker needs
  • Practice skits or speaking events that will occur
  • Seek additional volunteers if needed for event

Week of National SAVE Day

  • Conduct PSAs on in school announcements or TV programs, distribute to radio and TV stations
  • Decorate for Say Something Week & National SAVE Day
  • Call media and invite them to attend the activities
  • Conduct National SAVE Day activities!
  • Recognize sponsors and supporters at events via signage and verbally

Send pictures, video and write up to:

After National SAVE Day
Send thank yous to media, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, administrators and staff!