Students learn to stay aware and Say Something to save lives

Say Something was a huge success!

The Youth Empowerment and Sustainability Skills (YESS) students rocked it last week when they hosted Say Something week, a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise.

Two high school girls stand on either side of a banner,  with a white background and green talk bubbles that say Say Something. There is a big PB in the center, in blue and gold.

The YESS students set up reminders throughout the school for students to speak up and say something if they notice warning signs and threats from individuals who may want to cause harm to either themselves or others. Having a trusted adult is key – someone they can talk to and confide in.

Two high school students clown around in front of a banner with Say Something all over it. The one boy, wearing a green hat and a black and white checked shirt smiles as he holds another high school boy , wearing white pants and a green shirt and tutu.

Students had activities throughout the week, including signing the large Say Something banner, promising to be honest about their gut feelings if they believe someone is in trouble. On Thursday, March 17, students were encouraged to wear green – – not only for St. Patrick’s Day but to honor those who were lost in the mass shooting in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Green and white are the school colors at Sandy Hook.  

A high school girl uses a q-tip to paint another student's face.

A high school girl with long dark hair paints another high school girs face. She too has long dark hair.











There was face painting during lunch periods and students were encouraged to take a selfie in front of the Say Something photo backdrop and post it on their social media account, bringing attention to the mission of Say Something.

Two high school girls hug each other in front of  a banner with a white background and green talk bubbles that say Say Something. There is a big PB in the center, in blue and gold.

Say Something Week raises awareness about potential violence, suicide and threats. Eighty percent of school shooters told someone of their violent plan prior to the event. This week encourages those who know or suspect something to step forward and say something, saving lives in the process.

The YESS students are empowering their fellow students to Say Something and Save Lives!

Five high school students stand in front of a banner, white with green messages saying Say Something. The girls on the ends are  holding Say Something signs. The three boys in the center have all locked arms. The boy in the center is wearing a green hat.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
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Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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