National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Everyone can play a role in supporting young people. National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a great time to get involved. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.
National Youth Violence Prevention Week, organized by Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) and Sandy Hook Promise, is celebrating its fifteenth year. During this week-long national education initiative various activities will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. With the support of national premier youth-serving organizations, each day of the week focuses on a specific violence prevention strategy. These include: knowing the signs, promoting respect and tolerance, being an upstander, resolving conflicts peacefully, and uniting in action.
Download the Action Plan that serves as a step-by-step guide to planning for the event, as well as suggestions for how each sector of your community can support the campaign, message boards, sample social media posts and images to promote the event, and much more!
We are excited to join this nationwide effort to show that our youth and our communities are committed to being violence-free!
Source: Sandy Hook Promise