Nicole Hockley chose to transform unspeakable grief and anguish into action after her youngest son, Dylan, was murdered in his first-grade classroom during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
As the co-founder and CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, Nicole is a leading voice on school safety and gun violence prevention, focusing on helping young people get the help they need. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and commenter, sharing expertise on recognizing the warning signs of someone who may be in crisis or at risk of harming themselves or others, and how to safely intervene. She has presented several TEDx Talks, and her opinion editorials/commentary have been published by Newsweek, CNN, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC, among countless media outlets.
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