Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

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Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school campuses, the county’s Office of Education (CCCOE) announced today.

The Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. The mass school shooting claimed the lives of 20 children between six and seven years old and six adult staff members.

The Sandy Hook Promise is set to bring its “Know the Signs” training programs at no cost to Contra Costa schools. The program recruits the “best, brightest and most vibrant people” in local communities to conduct the training.

“We will be recruiting 20-30 trainers who will go out into the high schools and middle schools to implement the ‘Say Something’ and ‘Start with Hello’ programs,” CCCOE said in a statement. “These are PAID contract positions that will deliver, on average, 1-5 school presentations per month.”

For those in the Contra Costa community interested in the position, the job description can be found by clicking here.

The application deadline is Friday.

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