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Will you sponsor a student to attend Albany Advocacy Day?

Will you sponsor a student to attend Albany Advocacy Day?

Students throughout the U.S. have re-energized the gun violence prevention movement. That’s why we’re working to bring more students from more locations throughout the state to this year’s Albany Advocacy Day field trip on Tuesday, May 15. On this exciting day, students will have a unique opportunity to: Meet with state lawmakers from their districts. Share... Read More
NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

Thanks to NYAGV members who attended Tuesday’s NYAGV Members Meeting in Manhattan. Attendees heard from: Rebecca Fischer, NYAGV Executive Director, who gave an update on gun-violence-prevention legislation, and urged members to take action on pending legislation. (See below.) Shaina Harrison, Program Director of the NYAGV Education Fund’s ReACTION Youth Program, who discussed working with high school students in high-risk areas... Read More
Youth Education is Invaluable to Reducing Gun Violence

Youth Education is Invaluable to Reducing Gun Violence

Youth education is invaluable to reducing gun violence in our communities. That’s why the NYAGV Education Fund created the ReACTION Youth Education Program.  At this year-long program taught in New York City public schools, students learn about the dangers of gun violence and how they can advocate to make positive change in their communities. Check out the video! Read More
2017 Annual Benefit Highlights

2017 Annual Benefit Highlights

Thank you for supporting Monday’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction! Over 300 joined us in honoring New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, former New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, and activist Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton. Your support benefitted The NYAGV Education Fund’s ReAction Youth Education Program, taught in New York public schools, and community education and outreach programs. Read More
Youth Education Program Profiled by the Brooklyn Eagle

Youth Education Program Profiled by the Brooklyn Eagle

The NYAGV Education Fund’s ReAction Youth Education Program, which teaches public high school students about the dangers of gun violence and how to advocate for positive change, was recently profiled by the Brooklyn Eagle. Take a look at the video! Read More
Congratulations to NYAGV's Youth Program Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to NYAGV’s Youth Program Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the ReAction Youth Education Scholarships! ReAction is the NYAGV Education Fund’s gun violence prevention program taught at New York City public high schools. The students, all seniors attending college in fall 2017, were awarded $750 scholarships for their outstanding leadership and participation as well as the lessons they took away from the program.... Read More
Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Thanks to our supporters for making Albany Lobby Day an unforgettable experience for our ReAction Youth Education students! They had the chance to meet with state legislators–including Carmen Arroyo, Mark Gjonaj, Brian Kavanagh and others, participate in a press conference with legislators, and see state government in action!   Read More
Will you sponsor a student for just $40?

Will you sponsor a student for just $40?

Our ReACTION Youth Program students are excited for their Albany Lobby Day field trip, where they’ll have a unique opportunity to meet with legislators, share their stories about gun violence, and advocate for laws to keep them safe. Here’s what past students have said about the trip: “On Albany Day, we did a “Stand Up”... Read More