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The Motherhood Village Podcast


Jan 18, 2024

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Brief summary of show:

In this episode of the Motherhood Village podcast, I speak with special guest Lori Alhadeff, the founder of Make Our Schools Safe, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Lori, who lost her daughter Alyssa in the tragic school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, founded the organization to improve safety in schools. 

The organization focuses on initiatives such as passing Alyssa's law nationwide, establishing student clubs, and raising funds for safety projects. Until now, Alyssa’s law, which involves implementing a panic button system in schools for quicker response during emergencies, has passed in five states. 

Lori's advocacy towards safer schools also led her to serve on the Broward County School Board. Aside from her advocacy, she also honors Alyssa's memory through scholarships. Lori encourages listeners to get involved with Make Our Schools Safe through their website and social media channels.


We talk about:

  • 0:00 Introduction and Guest Background
  • 1:06 Lori’s favorite book to recommend
  • 1:45 Why she felt compelled to start her work with Make Our Schools Safe
  • 3:35 What is Alyssa's law
  • 5:19 M.O.S.S. Clubs & school safety measures
  • 7:13 How can people support the initiative
  • 8:47 How she keeps Ayssa's memory alive through scholarships & various initiatives
  • 11:39 Being hopeful for our children's future in school
  • 13:06 What's next for M.O.S.S.

Resources

  • Simon Sinek books

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