Parents and educators from the San Juan County community will join Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) at San Juan College for an informational meeting to learn about SHP’s Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) app. The event will take place Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Henderson Fine Arts Center at San Juan College (Rooms 9006 – 9012).
SHP has partnered with four school districts in the county including, Aztec Municipal Schools, Farmington School District, Bloomfield School District and Central Consolidated School District, and Juan County Schools, to onboard over 8,000 students in 21 schools across the county. Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of SHP, and the father of Daniel who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, will speak with parents and educators at the event.
SS-ARS allows students to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. Concerned students simply submit a tip using the SS-ARS app, website, or by calling a dedicate 24/7 crisis center. SHP’s crisis center then triages the tip and dispositions it back into participating school districts and, as needed, to law enforcement.
The SS-ARS system is managed and maintained by a national digital leader in the school safety space and 24/7 Crisis Center national compliance leader, both have 20+ years of experience. SHP provides overall management and training of SS-ARS to school districts and students and pays for 100% of the costs to train and sustain the program in a school district.
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org.