Sammy D Foundation

On a mission to end youth violence through prevention education.

The life of 17-year-old Sam Davis was tragically cut short when he fell victim to a violent and unprovoked one-punch assault. Sam’s parents started the Sammy D Foundation as his legacy to provide information, knowledge and tools to young people to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

Unfortunately, 15 years on the issue of violence is still negatively impacting the lives of young people. There was a 22% increase in violent attacks in SA schools over the last three years, with police being called out to SA schools over 1,000 times in 2023, with one in 10 of those being for violence. The Advertiser, June 16, 2022. - Government of South Australia - Dept for Education Advertiser feature: Rise in School violence as cops called more than 1,000 times in a year. Andrew Hough, April 3, 2023.

The Sammy D Foundation educates young people on the risks and impacts of bullying, violence, and alcohol and other drug misuse. By providing relevant age-appropriate information, knowledge and tools, the Sammy D Foundation empowers young people to make positive life decisions for a better community through a suite of evidence-informed, engaging, and effective education programs.

The Burton Foundation is supporting their efforts to enact a cultural change in schools through consistent delivery of prevention education across whole regions.

For information on their suite of programs, click here: Education (