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National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Join the movement during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, helping to build safe communities and empowering our youth towards peace.
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April 22
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Bring out your passion for peace and get ready to take a stand on April 22 for National Youth Violence Prevention Week! Created by Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) in 2001, this movement aims to spark unity and encourage young people to participate in activities that prevent violence in their schools and communities. Over the years, it has been particularly effective in bringing people together from different backgrounds to rally behind the noble cause of violence prevention. The seeds of harmony you plant during this potent week could blossom and transform your community. So, engage in inspiring projects, take part in educational workshops, or lead meaningful discussions about peace. Together, let's empower our youth and create a world filled with love, understanding, and safety!

History of National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>SAVE Foundation Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Foundation was created to promote youth safety and protect students from violence.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Campaign Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>SAVE expanded its campaigns to reach a broader audience, increasing the awareness about youth safety and violence prevention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of NYVPW</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) was established by SAVE to further their commitment to reducing youth violence.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Partnership with NCPC</div><div class='timeline-text'>SAVE partnered with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) to further extend the reach of their efforts nationwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Centers for Disease Control Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized NYVPW, marking a significant landmark in the history of this violence prevention movement.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Youth Violence Prevention Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a peace garden</h3><p class='facts-text'>Gather some youths from the community and allocate a space to create a Peace Garden. Plant flowers or trees as symbols of peace and harmony, this can serve as a constant reminder for the community to love and maintain peace.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host workshops on non-violence</h3><p class='facts-text'>Contact local community leaders or non-profit organizations dealing with violence prevention to conduct interactive workshops. The workshops could focus on effective communication, anger management, and strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Plan a peace rally or march</h3><p class='facts-text'>Coordinate with local schools, clubs, or churches to organize a peace rally or march in your community. This public display helps raise awareness and reinforces the message of non-violence.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Arts for peace: Organize an art exhibition or competition</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite children and youth to submit artwork that portrays the theme of peace, unity, and non-violence. This event can be eye-opening as it not only showcases talents but also gives insight into the youths’ perspectives on peace and violence.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Start a mentorship program</h3><p class='facts-text'>Initiate a mentorship program that pairs older community members or leaders with younger individuals. Mentors can provide guidance, prevent indulgence in violent behavior, and promote peaceful resolutions.</p></div></div>

Why National Youth Violence Prevention Week is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes unity and empowerment of youth</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Youth Violence Prevention Week encourages young people to actively participate in activities to prevent violence in their schools and communities. It promotes unity, engagement, and empowers our youth to play a crucial role in making their environment safe and peaceful.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Sparks real change in the community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The week-long observance brings people together from different backgrounds to rally behind the noble cause of violence prevention. The movement has proven effective over the years, sparking real changes and a significant reduction in violence in many communities across the nation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Allows for creative involvement</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There is no limit to how one can contribute to this cause. From creating peace gardens, hosting non-violence workshops, planning peace rallies, to organizing art exhibitions, National Youth Violence Prevention Week offers various avenues for people to express their commitment to peace and non-violence creatively and passionately.</p></div></div>

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