Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training students and adults to know the signs of gun violence so that no other parent experiences the tragic, senseless loss of their child.

The 'Back-To-School Essentials' video, which you can watch above, is not easy to sit through.  Some people are upset this video was even produced, but I think it's important to remember the threat that is out there and to prepare our kids for the world we live in.  Schools have 'active shooter drills' every school year for this reason.

The Sandy Hook Promise is also something you can sign online.  It states:

The Sandy Hook Promise

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

And it is with this knowledge
that we are able to move forward
with purpose and strength.

This is a Promise

To truly honor the lives lost
by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.

This is a Promise

To be open to all possibilities.
There is no agenda other than to make
our community and our nation a safer, better place.

This is a Promise

To have the conversations on ALL the issues
Conversations where listening is as important as speaking.
Conversations where even those with the most opposing views
can debate in good will.

This is a Promise

To turn the conversation into actions.
Things must change.
This is the time.

This is a Promise

We make to our precious children.
Because each child, every human life is filled with promise,
and though we continue to be filled with unbearable pain
we choose love, belief, and hope
instead of anger.

This is a Promise

To do everything in our power to be remembered
not as the town filled with grief and victims;
but as the place where
real change began.

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

This is our Promise

The Sandy Hook Promise

 

You can follow the link below to sign the promise.