A Basis for Hope
In October 2022, Safe Schools convened the first ever student-run conference on teen mental health, cyberbullying and school gun violence. The conference was a forum for student voices and fresh thinking. It connected students from across New Hampshire to share their stories and ideas about new ways to improve student lives and school safety.
The goal was to introduce new programs from around the country that had been proven to work and that could be led by students, and then to provide follow-up support for attending schools that wanted to launch one of the programs. The conference was planned and run by Safe Schools interns – seven high school seniors from four NH schools.