KCC Preparatory High School Receives Award
Riverview, FL- May, 2019 - Since the tragic events of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary, nearly 3.7M people have made the Sandy Hook Promise to ‘do all they can to protect children from gun violence by encouraging and supporting solutions that create safer, healthier homes, schools and communities.’
From February 25th - March 1st, 2019, Kid’s Community College Preparatory High School in Riverview, FL participated in Say Something Week - programs, lessons and activism designed to help prevent violence, suicide and threats in school. Say Something teaches students, grades 6 -12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to Say Something to a trusted adult to get them help. The program is based on research conducted by Dr. Dewey Cornell and Dr. Reid Meloy, two leading national experts in threat assessment and intervention.
Sandy Hook Promise, the non-profit organization responsible for the activities, selected Kid’s Community College Preparatory High School as a runner-up for the Say Something Student Leadership, Spirit, Creativity and Sustainability Award. “Considering the number of entries Sandy Hook Promise received from across the nation and the high quality of these entries, Kid’s Community College Preparatory High School should be very proud of this achievement.” Dawn Lyons, Vice President of Marketing and Programs and Bob Flynn, Programs Director for Promise said in a written statement.
“With the help of Sandy Hook Promise’s Say Something program, we designed lessons, activities and experiences to help our high school scholars learn the warning signs of someone at risk of hurting themselves or others, as well as how to get help by saying something to a trusted adult,” said La’Keshia Cook, Campus Director of KCC Prep. “After say something week, we were able to enter a contest showcasing a video the students made and the many amazing things KCC students did to address this important issue. We’re honored to receive such a high recognition given this national outreach and focus on suicide prevention, student and school safety. It’s a testament to the level of commitment our students, staff and organization have in keeping all students safe.”
About Kid’s Community College® Preparatory High School
Kid's Community College® Preparatory High School and NAF Academy of Information and Technology is a tuition-free public charter high school of choice. KCC Prep offers a small, positive family culture, individualized academic programs and personal supports to provide its students with a competitive advantage over their high school peers. KCC Scholars earn NAFtrack Certification and have the opportunity for paid summer internships. Its NAF academy of IT provides career pathways and partnerships with local businesses, while the College Prep Track prepares students for a life time of scholarly learning and provides for AP courses and college credits while in high school. At KCC Prep, we balance high school students' academic, social-emotional, and overall well-being with fun activities, community outreach and issues of safety and social justice, while limiting our student body to only 220 high school scholars.
KCC Prep is a community of families who trust, believe, and appreciate the collective efforts of everyone’s role and contribution to our family of learners. We are all united together for the purpose of educating the whole child in a student-focused, relationship centered and cooperative learning environment. KCC Prep provides a small, safe, technologically advanced setting where your child is personally known by everyone and their personal learning style is catered to.
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Kid’s Community College Preparatory HS
10550 Johanna Avenue
Riverview, FL 33578
Office: (813) 699-5751