The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has released a public campaign to raise awareness of student safety. The campaign, called “See Something, Say Something,” was developed by the NCESD and created by students in the Cinematography program at the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center.
The campaign has launched with two brief videos featuring student interviews that share the warning signs of student depression. The purpose is to remind each of us that we are all participants in protecting the safety of our students and schools. The interviews were conducted during the November Career Fair held at Wenatchee Valley College.
The videos are available to view and access on the NCESD YouTube Channel and can be found directly at:
“There are a number of examples of someone outside of a school, maybe a parent or a friend, who is alerted to a situation where a student is depressed or may be considering engaging in unsafe behavior. This campaign has been created to remind each of us that we all play a role in ensuring student and school safety. The students who were interviewed are from a variety of North Central Washington schools and share their own thoughts and ideas on what to look for and do if you recognize concerning behavior,” explained NCESD Superintendent Dr. Michelle Price.
The project was led by Kevin Lyness, a senior at Chelan High School and Seth Gamble, a senior at Eastmont High School. Both students are enrolled at Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center.