Saying Something Can Make All the Difference

Saying Something Can Make All the Difference photo

Sixth-graders at Accompsett Middle School had a lesson in making their school a safer and healthier place thanks to a presentation by Billy Flash of the Sandy Hook Promise Program.

“Say Something” is a youth violence prevention program that teaches students how to protect themselves, their classmates and their community. During the presentation, which was sponsored by the school’s PTA Cultural Arts, students learned how to look for warning signs, signals and threats. They were taught to act immediately and take any threats seriously. Lastly, students learned they should say something to a trusted adult. 

The overall goal is to teach students how they can do their part to reduce violence, threats and tragic consequences. At the end of the presentation, students were asked to take a pledge to say something when they see something.