About Green Zone™
Imagine living in a world where everyone spoke to each other using a normal rate,
tone, and volume of speech; a world without put-downs, profanity, and threats.
Improving school climate and safety response through programs, training, and technology
Green Zone™ is a tangible, measurable way to identify behavior and promote positive interaction and overall positive environment. It provides expectations on how we speak and relate to one another, as well as provides insight as to when individuals within a setting leave the zone of appropriate behavior.
The Green Zone™ is an easy concept to embrace by all who live, work, or go to school. Bringing civility back to our schools, businesses, and communities is more than a dream. It is now a reality through the Green Zone™.
Green Zone™ outlines three “zones” of behavior — green, yellow, and red — ranging from acceptable to unacceptable to encourage everyone to “stay in the Green Zone™.”
Here are some of the Green Zone™ programs:
- Green Zone™ Elementary: Character development
- Green Zone™ Middle and High School: Bullying prevention
- Green Zone™ Relationships: Preventing relationship and dating violence among adolescents
- The Zone: Student-led Organization that promotes Green Zone™ behaviors
- Green Zone™ Parent Program: Encourages parents to adopt Green Zone™ in their homes
Green Zone™ is transforming school climates and their surrounding communities across the nation.
Since its inception in fall 2012, it has impacted more than 19,000 students in 30 schools in 10 districts.
When applied to an entire district, Green Zone™ has the ability to follow students throughout their entire school careers from kindergarten until high school graduation.
Through The Zone™, students feel a bond of connectedness with peers, and receive emotional support.
Within schools, districts, homes, and communities alike, Green Zone™ provides consistent behavioral expectations and language, creating a safe and familiar environment for all those involved.
Green Zone™ is designed to be applied anywhere and everywhere. We believe every relationship and environment can benefit from encouraged kindness and civility.
Green Zone™ comes to youth detention centers in the U.S.
™Here’s what Daniel Pena, Juvenile Detention Manager for Yavapai County (Arizona) had to say about Green Zone™:
“The Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center, in conjunction with the Prescott Lakes Parkway School, utilizes the Green Zone throughout our facility. The core principles of the Green Zone are applicable and necessary for the appropriate development of youth. Detained juveniles have higher levels of stress and anxiety than their peers, given their removal from the community. The Green Zone assists them in communicating and processing their stress with adults and peers in a respectful and controlled manner. Our youth and teachers discuss the Green Zone every morning as it has become part of the culture in detention. The Green Zone has become integral in effective communication for both juveniles and staff.”
“I want to actively help my community by starting the conversation around how we can work together to build a better, safer future.”
Bruce Reid - Financial Analyst, Walt Disney Corp. & NCPCV Advisory Board Member