Students Speaking Out is a program of San Diego County Crime Stoppers a community-based nonprofit organization (501c3). Students Speaking Out was inspired by our Campus Crime Stoppers program which has helped to solve more than 285 crimes on local school campuses and led to the safe removal of 13 guns from middle and high schools in San Diego County.
The mission of Students Speaking Out is to empower young people to use their voices to make schools and communities safer. We believe that students can make a difference in bringing an end to senseless violence and dangerous activities that interfere with young people achieving their dreams.
After working with far too many families who have lost a loved one to violence, drug abuse, and impaired driving we have seen the devastating impact of these activities on our community. Sadly, many of these losses could have been prevented.
Our message to students is that your voice can make a difference. When you know about illegal or dangerous activity taking place; tell someone. Your voice might save a life, stop a crime, or get help for someone in need.
Students Speaking Out was created after the murders of Monique Palmer and Michael Taylor in 2008, two promising students who were making a difference at their schools. The program is dedicated to the memory of too many young people who were senselessly taken as a result of violence in San Diego County. We honor many courageous families who fight for peace and justice in our community.
For the past 26 years, San Diego County Crime Stoppers has been helping law enforcement solve crime. We operate 3 anonymous tip lines where people can report crime by phone, text, or web tip. We offer rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Tips to Crime Stoppers have helped to solve nearly 4,000 felony crimes including 110 homicides.
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Students Speaking Out and Crime Stoppers are completely supported by donations from the community. We do not receive government funds for this program and offer it free of charge to local schools. Our success directly relates to the support of our donors.
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