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Enter Mission Viejo’s Safe Schools Challenge and your school could win up to $5K

Safe Schools Challenge

In an effort to engage our City’s youth, Mission Viejo Police Services is launching an exciting new challenge, calling on students to be stewards of safety through fun and imaginative videos.

The “Safe Schools Challenge” is a creative, friendly and socially interactive competition designed to empower students to create safer campuses. Classrooms are challenged to make a  1-minute video about campus safety that could include topics like anti-bullying; saying no to drugs, alcohol and smoking; cyber or campus safety; having good character; mental-health awareness and others related to creating a safer school environment.

Students are encouraged to tap their creative sides for the videos by coming up with scenarios and solutions for their topics.  Teachers and administrators at each school will select the winning group’s video. With the hashtag #SafeSchoolsMV, the winning videos will then be posted to Mission Viejo Police Services’ Facebook and Instagram pages, and the victorious classrooms (or groups) will receive a pizza party with the deputies compliments of our local businesses. The elementary, middle and high school video receiving the most likes on Police Services pages, combined with the school demonstrating the most student participation during the annual Walk Against Drugs, will each win up to $5,000. The money will be earmarked for school safety and security improvements.

“We’re excited to launch this new challenge – a partnership with the City, Sheriff’s Department, Saddleback Valley Unified and Capistrano Unified School Districts as well as our community – to promote ideas that enhance school safety through a fun, innovative and all-inclusive challenge,” said Lt. Quyen Vuong, Chief of Mission Viejo Police Services.

For more information and complete contest rules, visit this link.

Safe Schools Challenge

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