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Start with Hello Week

The  LT SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Club is launching a week-long initiative called Start With Hello. The Start With Hello program brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in schools and communities and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school. In three simple steps, Start With Hello teaches students to reach out and include those who may be dealing with social isolation, and who might be at risk or harming themselves or others.

  1. See Someone Alone
  2. Reach Out and Help
  3. Start With Hello

Start With Hello Week is September 19-23 at LT and at high schools all over the country.

Here is what the SAVE club has planned for Start With Hello Week: 

Monday – Start With Hello Videos - Lunchtime videos highlighting the three easy steps to Start With Hello

Tuesday – Lemonade Giveaway to all students before school.  Join us in the lobby of both campuses, grab a glass of lemonade, chat, and say hello to new and old friends.

NEW THIS YEAR--SAVE is teaming up this year with PSI (Peaceable Student Initiative)club to host a Meet and Eat for LT students during all lunch periods at North Campus.  We will have pizza, drinks and an opportunity to connect with new people! Look for the PSI Meet and Eat flyers with the special QR code to sign up.  Space is limited

Wednesday – Start With Hello Challenge.  Today the SAVE club challenges every LT student to reach out and say hello to someone new.

Thursday – NEW THIS YEAR--SAVE is teaming up this year with PSI club to host a Meet and Eat for LT  students during all lunch periods at South Campus.  We will have pizza, drinks and an opportunity to  connect with new people! Look for the PSI Meet and Eat flyers with the special QR code to sign up. Space is limited.

Friday – Wear your SAVE T-shirt or Green shirt to support Sandy Hook Promise and the SAVE club.

If you want a riveting example of the power of hello, watch this video https://youtu.be/azRl1dI-Cts. This is a TED talk entitled "I Was Almost a School Shooter."  It reminds us all that the most powerful tool we have to protect ourselves and others from a violent act is our ability to connect with each other. We think you will agree, this Ted Talk should be required viewing in every school in America!

The SAVE Promise Club is a student run club associated with the Sandy Hook Promise organization, a national non-profit founded and led by family members whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The main focus of SHP is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing schools, parents and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at risk individuals.  

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Club is a place for young people across the country to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence before it happens. The LT SAVE Promise Club was founded in 2018 shortly after the shootings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. For more information on the LT SAVE club, visit our club page, and follow us on instagram at lthssave

 

Pat Callahan
Luke Jansen
SAVE Promise Club sponsors