Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS club Students for Safety (SFS) hosted “Say Something Week” last week, March 2 -6.
“Say Something Week” was sponsored by Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E), an organization run by the Sandy Hook Promise. It was a week recognized in schools across the nation, encouraging people to speak out about preventing school violence.
On Monday March 2, the club sent out two videos on their social media, encouraging others to share. The videos talked about warning signs one can identify in a person thinking about bringing harm to the school. They also discussed what to do if anything tragic was ever to take place at a school.
On Tuesday March 3, members of the club met and made posters to hang around the school that included information about “Say Something Week,” information on SFS, and SFS’s meetings.
On Wednesday March 4, the club shared a video provided by Sandy Hook, which talked about school shootings, as well as what other clubs across America were doing during “Say Something Week.” Members of the club shared the video in hopes of other people sharing it to spread awareness.
On Thursday March 5, posters were hung around the campus for service hours. On Friday, March 6, the club met for a meeting and donuts as well as a reflection on how the week went.
Co-president junior Ella Botko is happy with the turnout of this year’s “Say Something Week.”
“I’m very pleased with how this year’s ‘Say Something Week’ turned out. Due to our presence, we had many people show interest in joining our club. We hope that more events like this week will attract more members to our club in the future,” said Botko.
The club meets every other Friday, and updates on meetings and events can be found on their Instagram @lrhsstudentsforsafety.