National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Faith Based
Click on the National Youth Violence Prevention Week Community Wheel to learn how everyone can play a part in preventing youth violence!
Faith Based Organizations can make the Promise to Prevent Youth Violence!
You can demonstrate your commitment to protecting today’s youth and building safer communities by…
- Ask youth in your organization to participate in the National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) and to register a SAVE Promise Club
- Educating yourself on Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs violence prevention programs
- Playing the Evan Video with your youth group and facilitate conversations on how to Know the Signs and prevent violence BEFORE it happens
- Inviting your local legislators to participate in NYVPW and asking them to officially recognize the event
- Wearing violence-prevention ribbons and hanging campaign banners to demonstrate your support for NYVPW
- Promoting NYVPW through your religious flyers
- Talking about effective violence prevention strategies in your sermons and inviting members of your congregation to discuss these strategies with their children
- Offering your time, talent, and energy to help out with events throughout the week
- Adopting a school and donating educational resources to teach the students there how to reduce violence
- Review the Start With Hello materials, and learn how to help youth create more connected communities.
- Creating and displaying a NYVPW poster with information on local in-school conferences
- Sponsoring workshops for a local in-school violence prevention conference
- Asking your local media to cover NYVPW
- Adding a links from your organizations’s website or social media page to National Youth Violence Prevention Week
- Attending your local school’s violence prevention conference and sharing your concerns about youth violence
- Creating and giving away NYVPW bookmarks to share violence prevention strategies with the general public
- Selecting a representative from your house of worship to join a local roundtable and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence
- Encouraging members of your congregation to become mentors and teaching their mentees effective ways to prevent violence
- Reviewing the Say Something materials from Sandy Hook Promise, and learn what it means to be a trusted adult – share this with the congregation.
- Promoting NYVPW with a newsletter article or blog
- Delivering a daily NYVPW message through your social media #NYVPW
- Following @nationalsave and @sandyhook on social media to stay informed of NYVPW activities