QOM – March Posted March 1, 2017 by NationalSAVE


The March Question of the Month is:  SAVE empowers

This month’s focus is on Youth EmpowermentHow do you empower others to be violence free?



  • Taleek Harlee March 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I empower others to be Violence free, by have them to think about the consequences that would happen if they were to result to violence. Violence is never the right solution, we should use peer to peer mentoring to seek new ways of trying to overcome being violent to one another. We would have a county Sheriff come out and talk to students about being Violence free, he would also explain what he see on a daily basis working Violence.


  • Marjorie lam March 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    We emphasize the pointlessness in fighting and that there is no reward in violence. In any occasion that one of my peers speaks of wanting to fight someone, my tactics to persuade them are typically affective when they realize the potential consequences of the aftermath.


  • Melquan Deas November 15, 2016 at 12:28 am

    We held a teen dating violence workshop around Valentine’s Day. we had a lot of teens and grown up to attend the workshop and we had speakers that tell us their story what they went through teen dating.


  • Jordan German March 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    We held a teen dating violence workshop around Valentine’s Day. And it helps with violence in relationships and what should be a healthy relationship. And we really have a big turn out.


  • Gabrielle Allen-Destroismaisons March 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    I empower others to be violence free by giving them a voice. I enjoy asking others what their thoughts are on particular issues and how they would solve certain problems that occur at school. One way in which I accomplish this is by asking all SAVE club members at my school their opinions and thoughts at round-table discussions. While we do have officer meetings, I feel that it is important to give everyone a voice that participates in SAVE. In the past, my chapter has set up a table after school in the breezeway where we host “mini-service projects”. These range from simple things like making posters or giving a compliment card to someone. By promoting kindness and unity in my school, I empower others to do the same and spread messages of peace and love instead of violence and aggression.


  • Haley Abernathy March 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I am not a violent person. I empower other students to also be non-violent be practicing what I preach. If I am every asked for advice I emphasize how every situation can be handled in a non-violent way.


  • Larissa wilson March 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Throughout our school we have very touching posters of the aftermath of violence. When people look at those posters they think, why would I want to do such a thing to a person like that. It empowers kids in our school to help stop violence and help prevent it from happening in the future!


  • Sarah Spradlin March 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Youth empowerment comes from knowledge. Let the fellow youth know what’s going on and exactly how dangerous bullying can be is one example of empowerment. Another example is letting them know they can help! That just being a “youth” doesn’t mean you can’t help, it’s doesn’t matter the age! Getting the younger ones to help is a great way to show that anybody can do it! Involving the younger ones makes them feel good about them selves. That to me is youth empowerment!!


  • Jenny Suwanmanee March 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    My SAVE Chapter at East Chapel Hill High School and I empower others to be violence free by getting people to recognize when a situation involves violence, how to deal with a situation that involves violence and how to prevent situations that involve violence from happening. At East, we empower students to stand up against bullying and making sure that every one is treated with respect, and in this way, we help students not fall into victims of violence. My SAVE Chapter and I hang posters around the school to help motivate students to report any situation they see that might result in violence. By getting students to take the first step of recognizing a situation that might result in violence and finding a way to prevent it, my SAVE Chapter and I help students at East Chapel Hill be violence free.


  • Kaleigh Wright March 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Empowerment is helped by knowledge, if you know what is going on you already have power. We empower students by teaching them and helping them get the knowledge necessary to know what to do in violent situations that life may bring to them. We teach them the better choices instead of turning towards violence and the process they should take in cause they fall into a situation. With knowledge on how to handle the situations, comes power. Students learn that to be violent is not to have power, being wise in decisions is.


  • Maggie Adams February 25, 2016 at 2:40 am

    To me, youth empowerment allows our youth to have the skills and necessary tools needed to change their life and the lives of people in their school and community. My SAVE chapter at Chapel Hill High School empowers our students to be violence free by teaching them the skills to spot out unhealthy relationships, ways to prevent violence, and what to do if they witness or are apart of violence. For example, we will raise awareness about violent relationships by passing out fliers during lunch, informing them of the symptoms, and getting students to pledge that they will not be apart of an unhealthy relationship. We teach our students about what to do if them find themselves in this situation, how to help themselves and their peers, and much more. That is the best way to empower youth, to educate them on ways to prevent and protect themselves and the people around them.


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