The ReACTION Youth Education Program to prevent gun violence serves approximately 800 students in New York City public high schools, many in communities prone to gun violence. Below are highlights from Fall 2016.
Above: NYAGV teamed up with the New York City Police Department and the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex to have a community forum to discuss community relations and conflict de-escalation for the ReAction students from James Baldwin High School. Themes of the event were assisting young people in safely navigating their communities, and creating a culture of non-violence in their school and community.
Left: NYAGV continues to create spaces to encourage constructive conversations between police and ReAction students. Shown left, students from the Williamsburg Charter School attend a Q&A session with NYPD officers.
Below: In a town hall format, students from James Baldwin High School engaged in an in-depth discussion about the facts and myths about gun violence.