Shortly after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, a group of Sandy Hook parents, educators, and community members joined together to found Safe and Sound Schools, a pending non-profit foundation inspired by the children and educators who perished that day. Hager Sharp has supported the foundation in a number of capacities as they grow in reach and influence, including messaging, media strategy, partnerships, and events. As a result of Hager Sharp’s efforts, in collaboration with the Safe and Sound team, the organization has gained local coverage in select markets and has been featured in a CNN documentary titled “Honoring the Children: Newtown one year later,” The Boston Globe, USA Today, NPR, Education Week, People Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others.
“After our devastating loss, my co-founder Alissa Parker and I decided to channel our energies into making a difference,” said founder Michele Gay. “We’re advocating for the implementation of simple safety measures, the tools for open dialogue about school safety, and uniting administrators, educators, and first responders to empower communities to improve the security of their schools.”
Michele visited Washington, D.C. recently to join the conversation surrounding upcoming school safety legislation and initiatives. Hager Sharp accompanied her to a number of meetings on Capitol Hill, where they discussed the foundation’s mission and goals, potential strategic partnerships, and the resources necessary to increase school safety.
“Secure schools are vital to this country’s public safety,” said Hager Sharp’s interim CEO Lynne Doner Lotenberg. “We are honored to support such an important and inspiring organization.”
Learn more about Safe and Sound Schools here.
Source: Hager Sharp News