National Youth Violence Prevention Week is happening now! Founded in 2001, this campaign raises awareness and educates communities on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. The campaign is a week-long event with each day of the week corresponding to a specific challenge presented by one of the sponsors which will be executed by communities around the country.
The challenges and sponsors include the following:
Monday April, 4: Promoting Respect and Tolerance, sponsored by Teaching Tolerance
Tuesday April, 5: Manage Your Anger, Don’t Let it Manage You, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Wednesday April, 6: Resolve Conflicts Peacefully, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Network
Thursday April, 7: Support Safety, sponsored by STRYVE Action Council
Friday April, 8: Unite in Action, sponsored by Youth ServiceAmerica
National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a great opportunity to involve the entire community in an effort to reduce youth violence. For more information, please visit http://nationalsave.org/nyvpw. Here you will find the official campaign Action Kit that serves as a step-by-step planning guide, suggestions for how each sector of the community can support the campaign, activity ideas, links to national organizations sponsoring the event, articles on violence prevention, and much, much more!