Congratulations SAVE AGAIN!!!
SAVE garnered 2 more national awards at the 2009 Youth Crime Prevention Conference in Orlando, FL. in April.
Miss Emily Shell Gamage won 2009 National Youth of the Year. Emily was president of S.A.V.E. at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School through 2008 and 2009, did a tremendous job. She was recognized for her passionate dedication to S.A.V.E. and her enthusiastic mentoring of a fledgling YCW chapter at a Florida middle school. Emily created a DVD of our S.A.V.E. meetings, and sent them a starter kit with sample meeting agendas, notes and more on a memory stick.
Coventry Public Schools won the 2009 Educational Institute Award for the district's strong and on-going commitment and support of S.A.VE., Youth Crime Watch and Service Learning. Coventry is the only R.I. school district that has made K-12 Service Learning and professional development a formal part of the district's Strategic Plan submitted to the R.I. Board of Regents.
That makes SIX (6) national awards for S.A.V.E. IN THE LAST 3 YEARS and members and sponsors!!! You have done a great job working to stop vandalism. We have also recieved these prestigious national awards from Youth Crime Watch of America:
1. If "tagging" is so cool, why is it that these guys never tag their own car, or house, or their mother's? Huh?
2. If vandalism is so cool, then why do vandals have to do it under cover of darkness or when no one is watching?
3. How big of a loser are you if you vandalize cemeteries? You're bullying DEAD people! You don't even have the guts to bully a living, breathing person!
1. They did it because they are not afraid to have it on thier own property. They THINK "tagging" is so cool because they are just kids who have nothing else to do but make otehr lives worse!
2. THEY DO NOT WANT TO GET CAUGHT! If you DO NOT WANT TO GET CAUGHT, DONT DO IT!
3. A big one. You don't have the guts to do those things to the living. If you are bulling the dead think about this: Do you want that to happen to YOU?