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The VOV Pledge

  • I Will Value My Own Life.

    Today, again, I will reach beyond my doubts, taking concrete steps to uncover my unlimited potential. Recognizing that a lack of self-identity and hope for the future are at the root of all violence, I will strive to realize my dreams, even if they seem impossible.

  • I Will Respect All Life.

    While protecting and celebrating diversity, I will endeavor to see beyond superficial differences. I will awaken to a deeper sense of interconnectedness with those around me by reflecting on the common humanity I share with all people.

  • I Will Actively Pursue Dialogue.

    With care and consideration for the dignity inherent in others, I will make continual efforts to reach out to people each day, especially those different from myself. Through genuine friendship, I will break through feelings of isolation and hopelessness that can lead to acts of violence.

  • I Will Inspire Hope In Others.

    With courage, I will resolutely stand up against violence, be it passive or physical and teach others through my own example. I will support others and encourage them to follow their dreams.

The VOV Kid’s Pledge

  • I Will Respect Myself.

    I can do anything and today I will take action. Having a dream for the future will help me remember to treat myself and others with respect. I will never give up on my dreams.

  • I Will Respect All Life.

    We are all different and we are all special. We are all connected.

  • I Will Talk And Listen To The People In My Life.

    Remembering that everybody has something good inside, I will try to find that good thing in every person I meet. I will be a good friend to myself and to others.

  • I Will Be The Best Me I Can Be.

    I will share the hope in my heart with the hearts of others. I will be brave, I will not hurt others, and I will ask them not to hurt others as well. I will help my friends so that we can all make our dreams come true.