Jack Britt High School Receives Mini-Grant for Anti-Violence Efforts
Published by Bobbi Jo Pova on October 23, 2017
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 Jack Britt SAVE Promise Club members with Paula Fynboh, Sandy Hook Promise; David Jackson, Jack Britt SAVE Advisor; Steve Moore, Allstate

Jack Britt SAVE Promise Club members with Paula Fynboh, Sandy Hook Promise; David Jackson, Jack Britt SAVE Advisor; Steve Moore, Allstate

Jack Britt High School received a $1,000 mini-grant for their safe school efforts from the Allstate Foundation and Sandy Hook Promise. Grant funds will be used by their Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club to conduct activities and implement the Know The Signs violence prevention programs. 

SHP’s Know The Signs violence prevention programs educate youth and adults on mental health and wellness, identification of at-risk behaviors and how to take action and get help before a situation escalates. SHP was founded by several family members who lost loved ones in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

As part of the Allstate Foundation grant, the school received educational materials, training for school and community activities, ongoing support and technical assistance for their youth violence prevention efforts, and opportunities to partner with local Allstate agents to further the cause. Through these efforts, thousands of students across North Carolina will be educated and directly engaged in SAVE Promise Club activities.

“The Allstate Foundation is proud to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to empower youth to stand up for themselves and others and realize their full potential through programs and resources that develop social and emotional skills,” says Gillian Maxfield, Allstate Foundation spokesperson.

SAVE Promise Clubs are led by students for students, which gives members the opportunity to lead the planning and execution of youth safety campaigns for their peers. The clubs plan activities around Sandy Hook Promise’s Know The Signs violence prevention programs and other activities aimed at creating a safer school and community environment. Club initiatives will also promote various national observances and events throughout the year, including SHP’s Say Something Week (October 16-20), Start With Hello Week in February, National Youth Violence Prevention Week in March, and the National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit in April.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from the Allstate Foundation.  With their support, we are able to facilitate our Know The Signs violence prevention programs through our SAVE Promise Clubs, and empower students to help reach our goals of preventing school shootings, reduce bullying, and making our communities more inclusive and safe for everyone,” said Nicole Hockley, Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise, and mother of 6-year old Dylan who was killed in the Sandy Hook School tragedy.

 

        
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