Sandy Hook Promise Programs

Sandy Hook Promise Programs

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North Hills School District utilizes inclusion programs and curriculum aligned with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Start with Hello

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Start with Hello is designed to bring individuals and communities together to foster looking out for and caring for one another. SWH asks students, educators, parents and other community leaders who interact with children to take a simple, yet incredibly powerful, action at lunch – making sure that no one eats alone.

This simple action, when taught and put into practice, instills the power and reward of social inclusion – that when you see someone alone at lunch (or across any other experience), say hello, introduce yourself, ask them to join you.

Say Something
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Say Something is an education and awareness program that provides tools and practices to recognize the signs and signals of a potential threat – especially on social media, teaches and instills in participants how to take action and drive awareness, and reinforces the need to "Say Something."

Over the last 25 years, research has revealed that in seven out of 10 acts of gun violence, a friend(s) were told that an act of violence would be committed or may take place. In one study, it was reported that in four out of five school shootings, the attacker had told people of his plans ahead of time.

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