National Student Design Project
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The National Student Design Project is intended to get middle and high school students thinking about the safety of their schools and communities. Click here for an overview of the project.
HOW TO ENTER
High Schoolers: students can submit a poem, story, song, or rap that expresses their thoughts on school violence and safety. Any form of writing is accepted. Submissions can be fictitious or factual, and are meant to encourage kids to speak up against school violence. Click here for a high school student handout.
Middle Schoolers: students can design a T-shirt that includes the SPEAK UP hotline (1-866-SPEAK-UP) and website (www.speakup.com). The T-shirt can depict a symbol, pattern or simple image that is eye-catching), and contains a message promoting safety. A handout with a blank t-shirt template and some tips about designing T-shirts can be found here. Please click here for a middle school student handout.
Please email all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
STUDENT DESIGN PROJECT
The Center To Prevent Youth Violence
100 Wall Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
- All students who submit an entry will receive a prize.
- T-shirts with the most outstanding design will be printed and distributed to the designer’s class. One author will be recognized for their literary work with an iPod shuffle. Both of the student’s schools will also receive a School Safety Package (a $2,500 value).
Mail or email submissions by Friday, October 22nd, and the top entries will be announced on Friday, October 21st.
Events and Activites Planning Guide
This kit will give additional suggestions and tips for what to plan, whom to target with the message, how to get press and more! Click here to download the Events and Activities Planning Guide.