The SFPS Office of Student Wellness, including Wellness Ambassadors to Voice and
Empower (WAVE) students, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence and New Mexico United are collaborating on the 7th Annual Pledge Against Gun Violence and Gun Violence Prevention Week to be held on November 28 - December 2.
● On Friday, December 2, from 9:00 to 11:40 a.m., a “United Against Gun Violence” student
assembly will be held at Capital High School, located 4851 Paseo del Sol. Capital High
students will participate in the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence and New Mexico United
coach, David Estrada, will speak about the importance of gun violence prevention.
● Throughout the week, WAVE students will encourage gun violence prevention activities in
SFPS schools, including creating student artwork to honor youths lost to gun violence,
facilitated by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, to be hung in schools across Santa Fe.
SFPS middle and high schools will participate in Gun Violence Prevention Week and the Student
Pledge Against Gun Violence, in which students pledge to never carry a gun to school, never use a gun to settle a personal problem or dispute and use their influence with friends to keep them from using guns to settle disputes. Since SFPS implemented the pledge in 2014, there has been a 52% drop in students bringing weapons to school (Source: 2013 - 2019 NM YRRS Survey, YouthRisk.org).
“In light of the recent tragedies at schools all over the country, there is no better time to give
students a way to respond and participate in a future that ensures their safety and the safety
of those around them. The student pledge is a way to start the conversation about gun violence with children and adolescents affected by these shootings,” said Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.