About Us

PromotePrevent is proud to be part of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)—a leading global nonprofit organization established in 1958 that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. We draw from EDC’s long history of expertise in learning and development—and our own passion—to promote safe and healthy schools and communities where children and youth can learn, play, and grow.

For 11 years, we supported nearly 300 communities who were awarded the federally funded Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant—an initiative that helps promote safe and healthy schools and communities. SS/HS has reached more than 3 million students.

Our work follows four guiding principles:

  • The issues that children and youth face today are too complex for schools to effectively address on their own. Children and youth benefit when schools and communities work together as partners.
  • Systemic change is the best route to connect schools and other youth-serving organizations to create positive and lasting impact.
  • Collecting and using data to guide decision-making about program services and evidence-based programs is essential to effective program maintenance and long-term sustainability.
  • Universal mental health promotion and prevention can support all students in achieving success in the classroom and in life.

SS/HS and Preventing Bullying

The SS/HS Initiative provided valuable lessons about successful strategies for bullying prevention and intervention. SS/HS grantees served as models of effective bullying prevention efforts, and helped to advance the national agenda to stop bullying before it starts.

These lessons learned, coupled with the latest developments in bullying research, have guided the development of this website—to offer parents, educators, and community members the tools and information to commit fully to preventing bullying.

To learn more, visit What is Bullying?