Sussex Academy, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise participated in Start With Hello Week, Sept. 24-28.

Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization led by family members whose loved ones were killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School,

Start With Hello was created to teach students, second through 12th grade, the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion, kindness and connectedness within their classroom, school or youth organization.

Start With Hello week helps to raise awareness and educate students and the community through Start With Hello trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests and school awards. Start With Hello also brings attention to social isolation in schools and communities.

For more, call 856-3636 or email gina.derrickson@saas.k12.de.us.