Sandy Hook Promise and The Walt Disney Company Become Partners

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Sandy Hook Promise and The Walt Disney Company Become Partners

On January 3, 2019, The Walt Disney Company became a proud supporter of Sandy Hook Promise’s program, Start With Hello. This program helps to eliminate social isolation in elementary schools. Because of this partnership, Sandy Hook Promise will now be able expand this program tremendously. The Walt Disney Company will work directly with the spreading of the new curriculum and digital platform. The program is for grades K-5. In its first three year, the program will be provided for 2.8 million youth and adults from 6,000 school and youth organizations.

The Sandy Hook Promise is very dear to Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of the program. Her son, Dylan, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting. She is thrilled The Walt Disney Company will be helping bring Start With Hello programs across the country. There is huge demand for its training in elementary schools. Furthermore, this donation brings it to life. The earlier we can make social isolation obsolete, the better. Elementary schools are the perfect place to start.

Sandy Hook Promise and The Walt Disney Company are both committed to focusing on the development, leadership, and empowerment of youth programs. Furthermore, their mission is create a lasting inclusive school community. This program is available to schools at no-cost. They have proven results and the program is easy to implement.

Elissa Margolis, the senior vice president of Enterprise Social Responsibility for The Walt Disney Company brings encouragement to this partnership. “We know that being a young student isn’t always easy..The Walt Disney Company Becomes Supporter of Sandy Hook Promise. We are thrilled that our donation will go directly towards expanding this great program to reach young children during such formative years.”

Please be aware of social isolation. This is “the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible.” -Sandy Hook Promise. This can cause feelings associated with life threatening behavior. You may become depressed, violent, or bullied. As a result, you may pull away from society and turn to harming themselves or others. “SHP created the Start With Hello program as part of its mission to prevent gun violence…and victimization BEFORE they happen.” -Sandy Hook Promise. If you are experiencing excessive feelings of isolation, please reach out.

For information about Sandy Hook Promise, visit here. We will never forget December 14, 2012.

Photo copyright Sandy Hook Promise Facebook.

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