Peer Learning Exchange: Promoting Student Connectedness and Wellness Using Sandy Hook Promise “Know the Signs” Programs and SAVE Promise Clubs
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Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Turning their tragedy into a transformation, Sandy Hook Promise built innovative programs that have a proven track record preventing school violence and empowering youth to “know the signs” and build a more connected school community.
This Peer Learning Exchange will showcase how schools and districts can use Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost “Say Something” and “Start with Hello” programs to transform school climate, improve student connectedness and create lasting change through youth-led Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Clubs. Sandy Hook Promise has been nationally recognized for the organization’s success in preventing multiple school shooting plots, teen suicides, and countless other acts of violence in schools across the country.
Join us for additional information on SAVE Promise Clubs to what was shared at the 2023 Annual Virtual Event.
Dion Chavis is the West Region Project Manager where he works to bring Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs to schools and districts across the region. While also a speaker and trainer, Dion has successfully delivered over 500 trainings and workshop presentations in 10 different states during his career. Beyond his work as an advocate for youth violence prevention, as a community leader, he has worked to close the achievement gap and increase awareness about the importance of responsible parenting. He is also a proud husband, and father of two beautiful children.