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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 graduation party in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 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 irresistible temptation to play with guns.”  Through hidden camera experiments with children, the show focuses on how... 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 when a 21-year-old gang member allegedly fired at least nine .40-caliber bullets into the side of the bus.... 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 workshops, instructed by NYAGV staff and volunteers, include all class materials and can be tailored to your group and its objectives. The workshops are in line with the NYAGV mission of reducing violence... Read More