Alhambra High to participate in annual Say Something Week

Alhambra High School joins schools across the country to participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s fourth annual Say Something Call-to-Action week

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Alhambra High School – 150 E Street, Martinez, CA 94553

WHO:

– Nicole Hockley, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise

– Members of Alhambra High School’s SAVE Promise Club

– 350 Alhambra High School students in grades 9 – 12

VISUALS:

– Nicole Hockley addressing the Alhambra High School students

– Members of the SAVE Promise Club addressing their peers

WHAT: During the week of February 25th – March 1st, Sandy Hook Promise will host its Fourth Annual Say Something Call-to-Action Week. Nicole Hockley, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise, and mother of Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, will visit the students of Alhambra High School to discuss the power that each student has to prevent violence and save lives when they Say Something to a trusted adult.

Across the country, students in grades 6-12 nationwide will learn how to recognize the warning signs of violence and self-harm, including bullying, depression, eating disorders, and substance, physical, or sexual abuse and how to properly share any observed signs with a trusted adult. Through Say Something, every student is empowered to help others and their community, becoming upstanders rather than bystanders.

According to research, in 4 out of 5 school shootings, the attacker told someone of his/her plans prior to the attack and 70% of people who complete suicide told someone of their intention or gave some type of warning. SHP’s programs work to proactively prevent tragedy by reinforcing the power within young people to stop violence before it starts.

Since its inception, SHP has educated over 5.5 million youths and adults in all 50 states with its Know the Signs Programs on mental health & wellness, identification of at-risk behaviors and how to take action and get help before a situation escalates. Those trained are now able to spread SHP’s vital messages and help prevent violence BEFORE it happens.

About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.

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