Mission: The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), Inc. oversees SAVE chapters across the country. SAVE was started by students in 1989 after a student was shot at an off campus party. This organization allows individual chapters, started and operated by students, to address the challenges facing their school and community. SAVE is a way for students, schools, law enforcement agencies, and others to join together to make our schools and communities safer. SAVE promotes nonviolence and safe schools and communities by educating youth and enlisting them and their parents in activities to reduce the violent behaviors that threaten our youth. Conflict management, crime prevention and service projects are key components to the program. Every student should be able to attend a school that is safe and secure, free of fear and conducive to learning.
Results: SAVE members over 215,000 members in nearly 1900 schools and community organizations nationwide.
Target demographics: students K-12, colleges, universities, community youth organizations
Geographic areas served: everywhere
Programs: America's Safe School Week; National Youth Violence Prevention Week; Allstate Teen Safe Driving Program
I'm one of the original members of "Save" (West Charlotte C/O '90). Alex Orange was my team mate and friend in High School. Shot trying to break up a fight at a house party right in front of me. I'm sooooo glad to see how this has blossomed and became something "NATIONAL". And I hope it continues to Grow. And I will continue to promote it...as well as other..."Spin Off" Associations....like "C.A.V.E" (Coaches Against Violence Everywhere).