National Youth Violence Prevention Week – Schools

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Click on the National Youth Violence Prevention Week Community Wheel to learn how everyone can play a part in preventing youth violence! Community Wheel

Schools can make the Promise to Prevent Youth Violence!

You can demonstrate your commitment to protecting today’s youth and building safer communities by…

  • Scheduling daily activities on campus throughout National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW)
  • Implementing Start With Hello or Say Something, two easy to implement and FREE programs from Sandy Hook Promise that empower and educate youth on how to prevent violence BEFORE it happens
  • Hanging banners and handing out ribbons, bookmarks and other celebration items to students and staff to further promote National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • Hosting an in-school violence prevention conference and inviting all those in your community, including the local media, to come together to focus on ways to reduce youth violence
  • Initiating a local roundtable through your in-school conference and uniting in action with others in your community to reduce violence
  • Promoting NYVPW by sending press releases to your local media
  • Creating a special webpage on your school’s website that highlights NYVPW and its strategies
  • Adding a link from your agency’s website or social media page to National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • Inviting your local legislators to participate in and officially recognize NYVPW
  • Requesting your local school board to coordinate events within all schools in your district
  • Reaching out to nearby schools and encouraging them to participate in NYVPW
  • Holding a march against violence parade through your town to gain visibility for your prevention efforts
  • Promoting NYVPW with an article or blog to parents, staff, and students
  • Delivering a daily NYVPW message through your social media #NYVPW
  • Registering a SAVE Promise Club in your school to continue your violence prevention efforts year-round
  • Playing the Evan Video and facilitate conversations on how to Know the Signs and prevent violence BEFORE it happens.
  • Following @nationalsave and @sandyhook on social media to stay informed of NYVPW activities.
  • Checking out Sandy Hook Promise for more information on their violence prevention programs.