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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 Ed Students March For Their Lives in D.C.

Youth Ed Students March For Their Lives in D.C.

Our ReACTION Youth Program students were thrilled to be part of the historic DC March For Our Lives! 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
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
Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

Students Heading to Albany for Lobby Day

On Tuesday, May 2, we’ll be taking high school students in the NYAGV ReAction Youth Program on a field trip to the state capital–where they’ll get a chance to meet with legislators, share their experiences, and advocate against gun violence. Albany Day will be a life-changing experience for these students. Won’t you please help defray the... Read More