Playwright and star of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, addressed supporters of NYAGV Education Fund, thanking them for their backing and calling for additional donations.

During his video message, he spoke on the importance of NYAGV Ed Fund’s community engagement and the challenges of operating in a virtual environment. The rise of gun violence and the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic mean that contributions are urgently needed. As Miranda put it, “Your dollars matter now more than ever.”   

Programs like the year-long ReACTION classes and summer Miller Mentorship have provided a source of strength, stability and safety to the youth hit hardest by COVID-19 and gun violence. This year NYAGV Ed Fund trained 13 new facilitators to teach ReACTION virtually, and is set to deliver ReACTION remotely in over 20 New York City public schools.

We hope that you will consider making a year-end gift, so we may continue to engage and empower youth in our fight to end gun violence.