Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. As a result, many further pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development and/or choose to hurt themselves or others. During the week of February 6-10th 2017, hundreds of schools and youth organizations from across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week. This program teaches students, grades 2-12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization.
How Does it Work?
Start with Hello is a no-cost, easy-to-implement program that can be delivered in the classroom, at assemblies or via student ambassadors. Training takes 50 minutes or less, and there is a wide range of post-training activities that can be done throughout the year to serve as reminders.
Start With Hello Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through Start With Hello trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, contests and school scholarship awards. It brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization.
DO something amazing today and register your school or youth organization to participate in Start With Hello Week at: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/startwithhelloweek
Sandy Hook Promise Mission:Prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.