THE S.A.V.E SUMMIT —
By: Natalie, 12, UK (aka mangolovesfish)
The day was Saturday. It was wet and rainy and my
entire little town was asleep. Well, except me. This
Saturday was special. It was the day of the S.A.V.E
Summit. The S.A.V.E Summit was a HUGE Deal! Well let
me tell you what it is.
The Summit is when the S.A.V.E (Students Against
Violence Everywhere) Club Members host a day long
workshop for students that will be in middle school
next year. I’m in 6th grade so I went last year. It
was a lot of fun and I hoped this Summit would be
just as good!
All S.A.V.E members reported to the cafeteria of
East Garner Magnet Middle School (EGMMS) at 7:00. We
were all tired and sleepy but we had work to do. We
collected supplies and put them in our workshops.
Racheal, Jordi and I worked the registration table.
After all of the students were registered they
went into the cafeteria. We told them what S.A.V.E
was about briefly and basically tried to wake them
up. After our morning assembly the kids went to
their first workshop.
My first workshop was the S.A.V.E workshop where
we briefly told the students the story of how
S.A.V.E was started. We made key rings to show them
they were the key to stopping violence. The kids
enjoyed the workshop and they now knew why S.A.V.E
was started so they wanted to join more.
We had four morning classes then lunch. We had
pizza and got to talk to the kids. Our Co-Leader Ms.
Perry talked to the students about a program the TV
channel PAX was sponsoring called Speak Up. They
started a hotline that people could call if they
heard of a threat with a weapon.
After lunch we went to our afternoon workshops. I
was in the Community Service group. We talked to the
students about how to get community service hours.
We made Happy Spring Cards for children in Hospitals
or that were just sad. The students seemed to have a
lot of fun.
Lastly we had our afternoon assembly. The
students filled out surveys then went home. The
S.A.V.E members stayed after and helped clean up.
The students learned a lot from the summit and I
hope it helps them. Maybe we’ll have an even bigger
S.A.V.E club next year!