Educating and Empowering Young People
National Youth Violence Prevention Week, March 30 - April 3, 2020 (To accomodate JCPS Spring Break, Louisville's Youth Violence Prevention Week is March 23 - March 27, 2020)
The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is parentering with organizations such as Jefferson County Public Schools, the Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (YVPRC), Metro United Way, and many more to bring events to youth and young adults across the city that promote safety and peace for all. Everybody can do some small act that promotes peace during this week. Individuals and organizations can donate time or resources, generate ideas, collaborate, and share on social media many different and creative ways to raise awareness and educate youth and communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence. Over the past two years, more than 75,000 local students have participated in events during National Youth Violence Prevention Week. No act or idea is too small that encourages young individuals to play a positive role in making his or her community safer.
Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), an initiative of the Sandy Hook Promise, is a founding partner of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) campaign. NYVPW raises awareness and educates youth and communities on effective strategies to prevent youth violence before it happens. This week-long campaign consists of activities in many sectors that involve all community members and elevate youth voices. Since 2017, the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods has worked with community partners to expand efforts in schools, government, businesses and other areas.
It takes an entire city to make National Youth Violence Prevention Week reach it's full potential. We believe every young person can be engaged in one more more violence prevention activites and so can the adults who support these youth. We encourage all individuals and organizations to be involved in some capacity with NYVPW. Visit the SAVE Promise Club website to find information, resources, activities and toolkits for youth violence prevention.