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National Youth Violence Prevention Week

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Event Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 (All day) to Friday, April 3, 2020 (All day)

Founded in 2001 and organized by Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), an initiative of Sandy Hook Promise and National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) aims to spread awareness and educate students, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), school violence includes bullying, physical fighting, weapon use, cyberbullying, and gang violence. In 2017, 7% of high school students did not go to school at least 1 day in the past month because they did not feel safe at school or on their way to or from school.

The first step in preventing school violence is understanding the problem. This year, join the NYVPW initiative and educate your community about youth violence.

Learn More and Get Involved: 

  • View and share this video on youth violence from the CDC.
  • Download the NYVPW Action Kit to learn more about this year’s event and how you can get involved! 
  • Tag @nationalsave on social media, share these social media graphics, and use the hashtag #NYVPW.

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