The June 19th meeting of Sandy Hook Promise – Southeastern CT was another productive brainstorming session by members. Three main objectives will be the focus for our team for the next few months: summer workshops for the Sandy Hook Promise programs, the “town hall” or panel discussion, and a potential youth summit.
For the members who are interested in putting the Sandy Hook Promise programs into schools across southeastern CT, Gayle and Kat will be hosting several summer workshops. These workshops will go over their strategy into getting the programs into the Groton Public Schools and will give our members the tools to get out into our communities and get more programs implemented in more places. If you are interested in these workshops, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you’re interested and please feel free to suggest dates and times that you are available.
Also, in attempts to reach more groups, clubs and schools, SHP – SECT will be drafting a letter to begin sending out to groups, athletic leagues, PTO’s etc. to tell people our cause and mission.
The town hall or panel discussion was brainstormed during the meeting. We are aiming to host this town hall in mid-November. The first topic will cover gun laws and violence and will be titled:
Violence Prevention and Awareness: A panel discussion or current CT laws and procedures
We are aiming to have four panel members: a Chief of Police or firearms instructor, an educator, a student, and a fourth individual with experience with violence and/or victims.
We are attempting to find a location for the discussion. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please e-mail the team e-mail.
Gayle and Michelle are in the beginning stages of planning a potential Youth Summit for area high school students. If you would like to be apart of this effort, please e-mail us or reach out to us on social media.
THINGS FOR MEMBERS TO DO
- Sandy Hook Promise is asking Promise Leaders to please e-mail:
In the e-mail, please state that you would like the Sandy Hook Promise “Know the Signs” programs to be implemented in all schools to improve school safety.
** Please do not mention, guns, gun violence etc. in school because Education Secretary Betsey DeVos has proven to not respond well to anything “gun” or “gun violence” related.
- If you’re a member of a social media community forum, please reach out to members of that community and see if there are any Promise Leaders or interested Promise Leaders out there. Offer for them to join us.
- On Monday June 25 at 6 pm, Gayle will be doing a presentation for the Groton Board of Education members. If you can, please attend for support.
- SHP will be putting out a link for a webinar soon that will explain grant programs for the programs. I will post the link to social media. Stay tuned!
The next meeting will be July 17, 2018 at 254 Hempstead Street New London, CT from 6:30-8:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you there!