National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Youth Advisory Board Chair, Casey Story, Attends White House Conference on Bullying
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 10, 2011) –– Carleen Wray, executive director of the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), has announced that today, Thursday, March 10, National SAVE Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Chair, Casey Story, attended the White House Conference on Bullying. Story joined students, parents and teachers to discuss how communities can work in cooperation to address bullying at the conference hosted by President Obama, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Story has been connected to National SAVE for over seven years. She first became involved with her middle school’s SAVE Chapter at East Garner Magnet Middle School where she took on many leadership roles and received the National SAVE Middle School Student of the Year Award in 2006-2007, as well as the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Story currently serves as President of the Garner Magnet High School SAVE Chapter, having been re-elected from the previous school year (the SAVE Advisor at Garner Magnet High School is Vickie Szarek). She served as co-chair on the National YAB for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years, leading up to her fourth year on the YAB, currently serving as Chair.
SAVE is a student-run, student-initiated public nonprofit violence prevention organization with more than 1,900 chapters in 47 states and more than 225,000 members (and growing) in elementary, middle, high schools, colleges and communities nationwide.
One in three children are bullied in school, but only 33% of those children tell an adult. Research continues to confirm that SAVE’s issue of youth violence prevention is a top issue for youth. Young people are looking to be engaged in their schools and communities;
About the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere:
SAVE started at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, N.C. in 1989 following the tragic death of a student who was trying to break up a fight at an off-campus party. Students met first to console each other, then as an organization to promote violence prevention and to work together to prevent future incidents from occurring. SAVE provides education about the effects and consequences of violence and helps provide safe activities for students, parents and communities. For more information on SAVE or starting a SAVE chapter, visit www.nationalsave.org, or contact SAVE at (866) 343-SAVE to receive free start-up materials and guidance.
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Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), Inc. is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease violence in our schools and communities by promoting student involvement, education and service opportunities to provide safer environments for learning.