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Start With Hello

Posted Date: 09/18/2019

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As someone who cares deeply about children, you may know social isolation is a very real epidemic. It can cause them to pull away and, in serious situations, even hurt themselves or others. Start With Hello is one of Sandy Hook Promise’s free Know the Signs programs and teaches students be more socially inclusive and connected to each other.


With activities and curricula available for all ages, the free Start With Hello training program empowers students to end social isolation by teaching them three easy steps:

See Someone Alone: how to recognize the signs of loneliness and social isolation

Reach Out and Help: what students can do to help others feel included

Start With Hello: how to break the ice and strike up a conversation

Start With Hello includes activities and lesson plans that can be used to teach students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion in their school and community. 

What’s more, our experts have done the planning for you, and you can tailor it to meet your school’s schedule and unique needs. You can complete the student training in a class period and use the activities and lesson plans for year-round engagement. Email us at if you have any questions.

Go sign up and get involved, please follow this link.