Gabby Giffords Kickstarts the 5,000 “Hands of Hope” Collage

Today marks an exciting day for the “Hands of Hope for Sandy Hook” lesson. We’re announcing our goal of gathering 5,000 hands for this global collage of hope.

With the support of our partners organizations, Sandy Hook Promise and Americans for Responsible Solutions, UClass released this Sandy Hook anniversary lesson last Thursday. It has already garnered much attention in the media, mentioned by EdWeek, EdSurge and the Christian Science Monitor. Co-authored by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Nicole Hockley, a Sandy Hook mother and Bay Area charter school teacher Jessica Lura, the lesson invites students to write “I hope” sentences on hand cutouts. These hands are uniting students and classrooms across the country in reflection about hope and safety in America.

Over the coming weeks, we will share hands of hope on our blog, highlighting the many voices of students and teachers. Gabby Giffords kickstarts our collage with her own hand, raising support against gun violence. Her inspiring challenge for us to stand together is one that we can certainly aspire to.

Gabby Giffords' Hand of Hope

Check it out! We’ve been featured in other articles:

Christian Science Monitor: Sandy Hook: Nearly a year on, groups seek positive legacy from tragedy
Education Week: Rep. Giffords and Sandy Hook Mother Co-Author Anti-Violence Lesson Plan 
PR Newswire: Gabby Giffords and Sandy Hook Mother Connect America’s Schools in lead-up to the Anniversary of the Newtown Tragedy

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