Sandy Hook Promise
The Sandy Hook Promise mission is to create a culture engaged in preventing shootings, violence, and other harmful acts in schools. Sandy Hook Promise and Pinellas County Schools have partnered to provide various compenents of Sandy Hook Promise to our students including:
Start With Hello - Teaches youth to minimize social isolation, empathize with others, and create a more inclusive and connected culture.
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System - Builds on the Say Something program and includes an anonymous reporting system via a downloadable app, telephone hotline, and website that students can use to report an issue when they see a classmate who is at risk of harming themselves or others. Additional training for school district personnel and local law enforcement are required elements of this program.
SAVE Promise Clubs - are established and led by students and are a powerful approach to preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) because they recognize the unique role that young people play in making their schools and communities safer. A SAVE Promise Club can be a stand-alone club or embedded into an existing club, such as SADD, Student Council, FCCLA, or another student leadership, civic or kindness club. Many SAVE Promise Clubs are successful meeting only once or twice a month and organizing four activities throughout the year.