Performance Learning Center High School – Charlotte, NC
The SAVE Chapter at the Performance Learning Center High School started the school year with a huge SAVE assembly and event full of activities with the assistance of former Youth Advisory Board member Jacalyn Morton. This event gave an overview of SAVE, anti violence, anti bullying, and domestic challenges. Throughout the year several groups were established which met at designated times to plan ways to have positive impact on others. “Project Unbroken” mentors elementary and middle school aged students.
- Promoted safe teen driving via campaign & assembly with a focus on:
- Take the Lead – be a leader and talk to friends and family about the importance of safe driving
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- 10 Minute Rule – plan to arrive 10 minutes early to your destination to avoid the temptation to speed
- Wear Your Safety Belt
- Avoid Distractions
- Stay Cool, Steer Clear – move out of the way of an aggressive drive
America’s Safe School Week (October);
- Reach out to the Un-Reached – get to know at least one new student
- School Resource Officer presentations
- How to Make the World a Better Place poster contest
- Prepare a School Safety brochure/fact sheet
Students engaged upon Thursday activities called SOULL which encouraged and inspired them to serve others that had been bullied, beaten, harassed or mistreated. Several of the off school campus locations included, two area elementary schools, Urban Ministries homeless shelters and the battered women’s shelter. This program gave a tangible interactive presence of mind to the students of the impact bullying and violence can have on others. This experience also enabled the students to firsthand experience what it is to serve others.
The chapter created virtual posters and flyers that were presented on our televisions to keep students with a constant visual of the importance of removing violence and helping others.
National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April):
- Day 1 – Promote Respect and Tolerance
- Day 2 – Conflict Management
- Day 3 – Resolve Conflicts Peacefully
- Day 4 – Support Safety
- Day 5 – Unite in Action
National Youth Traffic Safety Month (May):
On May 21st, 2014 a Safe Driving event included Ms. Tammy Garlock, a local Charlotte, NC citizen who lost her son at the age of 17 while he was responding to a text message behind the wheel. Allstate representative Kim Fewell also presented on the topic of impaired driving and local Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers were also on hand.
This new SAVE Chapter is advised by Jason M. Walter.