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
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Hello, I am Laurie Schloff, author of the book Twenty Twinkling Stars, twentytwinklingstars.org a children's book written after the tragedy in Newtown on December 14, 2012.
Our team searched for an organization to donate sales of the book to.
We investigated many and felt that SAVE had the most comprehensive, sensible and long term impact of any organization dedicated to violence prevention.
Additionally, Carleen Wray, Brandon Boxler and Gary Weart, leaders and mentors to the students of SAVE are passionate, responsive and tireless in their mission for a more peaceful future.