DHHS Student Named to Sandy Hook Promise National Youth Advisory Board
MADISON - Madison Public Schools’ Officials announced today that Emma Mannix, a 10th grader at Daniel Hand High School (DHHS), was selected from hundreds of applicants to serve on the nine-member National Youth Advisory Board for Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). The prestigious board consists of high school Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club leaders who will advise on the Know the Signs program enhancements, while guiding the activities and engagement of Clubs and members nationwide.
Serving on the National Youth Advisory Board (YAB) takes many hours of service during the school year. On average, most members contribute more than 300 hours of time for the YAB, working with their local Club on SHP’s national call-to-action weeks, Start With Hello Week and Say Something Week, as well as planning for the National Youth Violence Prevention Week and annual National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit. Past YAB members have organized town halls with local officials and first responders, while others have testified before Congress on pending student safety legislation.
“I commend Emma for taking the initiative to serve on this National Youth Advisory Board,” said DHHS Principal Anthony Salutari Jr. “ While representing Daniel Hand High School, her efforts will benefit students across the country. On the local level, Emma’s contributions to the DHHS SAVE Club have already had a positive impact on our school environment. I am looking forward to our work with Emma and the SAVE club members on this incredibly important initiative.”
Daniel Hand’s SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) promise club meets weekly on Mondays in room 242. Any student interested in joining can come to a meeting. The club is looking for ideas to help make DHHS a place where everyone feels safe and included and students are aware of the community resources available to them.
About Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) envisions a future where all children are free from school shootings and other acts of violence. As a national nonprofit organization, SHP’s mission is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. Creators of the life-saving, evidence-informed “Know the Signs” prevention programs, SHP teaches the warning signs of someone who may be in crisis, socially isolated, or at-risk of hurting themselves or others and how to get help. SHP also advances school safety, youth mental health, and responsible gun ownership at the state and federal levels through nonpartisan policy and partnerships. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.