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NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

For the 2015-2016 school year, the NYAGV Education Fund awarded $500 scholarships to four students in its ReACTION Youth Education Program to reduce gun violence. The students, all seniors attending college in fall 2016, were awarded for their... Read More
This #GivingTuesday, give against gun violence.

This #GivingTuesday, give against gun violence.

Tuesday, November 29, is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to the causes that are meaningful to you. We hope when you give on #GivingTuesday, as well as during the year-end giving season, you’ll... Read More
Reserve your tickets now for the NYAGV Annual Benefit - Nov. 15, NYC

Reserve your tickets now for the NYAGV Annual Benefit – Nov. 15, NYC

Come out to support NYAGV’s youth and community education programs! Read More
Faces of NY Gun Violence: Akeal Christopher, 14

Faces of NY Gun Violence: Akeal Christopher, 14

Akeal Christopher died on what would have been his 15th birthday, July 10, 2012.  Fourteen days earlier, Akeal was shot in the head as he was returning to his father’s home after a... Read More
Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Kids and Guns: A Hidden Camera Experiment

Think your child knows not to touch a gun?  Watch this frightening video from ABC and think again. The video is from the network’s “Young Guns” special being shown this Friday, January 31, at 10 pm on “20/20.” “Young Guns”–hosted by Diane Sawyer–focuses on “children’s... Read More
Faces of NY Gun Violence: D’aja Robinson, 14

Faces of NY Gun Violence: D’aja Robinson, 14

D’aja Robinson, 14, had just been at a sweet 16 party in Jamaica, Queens, when she boarded a Q6 city bus with some friends.  She was killed by a gunshot to the head... Read More
Teaching Kids to Avoid Guns: Watch the video!

Teaching Kids to Avoid Guns: Watch the video!

Our “reACTION” Youth Program teaches kids about the dangers of gun violence and how to avoid it. Take a look at this video about the program: Read More
NYAGV Community Workshops

NYAGV Community Workshops

NYAGV conducts community-based workshops to educate and inform community members about issues relating to gun violence. These free workshops, instructed by NYAGV staff and volunteers, include all class materials and can be tailored to your group and... Read More