Founder and Executive Director
- Safe School Advocate
- Corporate and Governmental Advisor
- Inspirational & Entrepreneurial Speaker
“From Anguish to Advocacy”
Max Schachter is a national school safety advocate. His youngest son Alex was one of the 17 innocent victims murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day 2018. Since the heartbreaking day that changed Max’s life forever, he has been fighting for policy change at the highest levels of the United States government. Through SafeSchoolsForAlex.org, the 501(c)(3) he created, Max has provided the most current school safety best practices and resources to students, parents, school districts and law enforcement so that all children can learn in a safe environment.
Max’s personal mission to make schools safe has resulted in the newly formed Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and its website, SchoolSafety.gov. For the past two years, Max has been interviewed on many local and national media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. He has been invited to speak publicly at numerous events around the country detailing his journey from anguish to advocacy.