Published: Aug 28, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: Aug 27, 2012 11:46 AM
• Anna Tsui
, a junior at Chapel Hill High School, has been selected as one of six high school students from across the country to serve on the 2012-2013 National SAVE Youth Advisory Board.
Members met in Raleigh to participate in a National Youth Leadership Institute where they were trained as presenters and spokespeople for the national organization. At the Institute, Tsui was elected by her peers to serve as secretary.
This is the third year that Tsui has been involved with her local SAVE chapter and her first with the National Youth Advisory Board. The board will meet throughout the year to discuss youth violence issues and develop action plans for SAVE chapters across the nation.
Members of the YAB developed their leadership skills through participation in training sessions, discussions of best practices for school violence prevention and the practice of educational activities for sharing with other SAVE students. They created goals for the year at the Raleigh meeting, as well as an action plan to combat violence through crime prevention, conflict management and service projects.
SAVE is a student-run, student-initiated public nonprofit violence prevention organization with more than 2,000 chapters in 48 states and more than 200,000 members in elementary, middle, high schools, colleges and communities nationwide.
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