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Hi, I'm Nicole Hockley. I'm a Founder and Managing Director for Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), where I lead and manage the organization’s work, focusing on communications and outreach efforts. I frequently serve as its spokesperson.
After the tragic death of my son Dylan, one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am focused on bringing people together in honest dialogue and searching for innovative solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety, community building and gun safety. I came to SHP with an extensive background in strategic marketing and communications for companies in the US and in the UK.
I oversee SHP’s strategic direction and communications, where I work tirelessly to enable social change and promote gun violence prevention.
To date, I have led SHP to educate and train over 2.5 million youths, teens, and adults in all 50 states through the organization’s four proven “Know the Signs” programs that are offered to schools, youth groups, and community groups at no-cost. My work has resulted in the prevention of multiple school shooting plots and gun threats, several teen suicides, as well as other violent acts throughout the country.
In addition, I was instrumental in working with BBDO New York on the award-winning PSA “Evan” that generated 2 billion impressions across 33 countries. The campaign championed the message at the heart of SHP’s mission - that gun violence is preventable when one knows the signs, and won 10 coveted Cannes Lions awards.
After Dylan’s death, my family created Dylan’s Wings of Change, a 501(c)(3) charity with a mission to help children with autism and other related conditions to achieve their full potential, with specific programs on technology, sports & arts and a “Wingman” program that instills leadership and fosters inclusion.
Today, I remain in Sandy Hook with my eldest son, Jake.
Now's your chance to ask me anything. Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Tuesday, May 8th at 2pm ET.
Nicole Hockley is a Founder and Managing Director for Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), where she leads and manages the organization’s work, focusing on communications and outreach efforts and frequently serving as its spokesperson. After the tragic death of her son Dylan, one of 20 first-graders [...]