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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Education, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Student Services, Youth Community Service Clubs

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

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brady L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Brady Ledbetter and I have been involved in SAVE for 4 years, and it has been a great experience in my life. I have personally seen the difference it has made in my school and community. Since my school has had the program, which me started in 2008, there have been no fights and the bullying rate has gone down about 90%. The program works and is a great instrument and tool to use. You can use it at any level,( high school, junior high, and elementary) which makes it a great asset. I think it is a great program and want to see it be used in years to come!

1 Kate31

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with SAVE when I was in high school and served on its Youth Advisory Board and today I am a member of the organizations board of directors. This organization is built on the foundation of being youth-led and it was truly an opportunity for me to learn so many leadership skills and it opened the door to many exciting opportunities to engage in problem solving and community service. I cannot recommend it enough.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with SAVE for more than a dozen years, and I am still amazed by the powerful ways the organization impacts schools and communities. Youth everywhere want to help stop the violence they see every day, and they are turning to SAVE for guidance, resources, and support.
Over the years, I have met SAVE members across the country who are teaching others how to resolve conflicts peacefully, who are speaking out against the bullying that is hurting their friends, and who are showing their parents, teachers, and coaches how to make their schools and communities safer. Those youth--those SAVE members--see SAVE for what it truly is: a positive community of support for youth everywhere who want to put an end to violence.
There are no other nonprofit organizations like SAVE. No other group has as its core mission the goal of empowering students with the skills and resources they need to be leaders in the fight against violence.
I cannot recommend SAVE highly enough.

Review from Guidestar

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with SAVE for 16 years, since I was 14 years old. The organization is serving thousands of young people around the world. SAVE is committed to crime prevention, conflict management, and service projects for youth! The organization changed my life and has transformed the lives of so many around our country, our world. I highly recommend SAVE.

1 Jaclyn M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

SAVE has opened so many doors for me and my community. It also has made a huge impact on the epidemic of bullying and has lowered the numbers tremendously. Also, it has provided positive outlets for kids and adults of all ages to be themselves and to feel safe and comfortable. SAVE is one of a kind and for the organization, i am very greatful.