The ReACTION Youth Program to prevent gun violence serves 800 students in New York City public schools, many in communities prone to gun violence.

2018-19 Schools include:


• High School for Public Service, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Now in its 11th year, ReACTION is this school is a popular after-school program. Students make presentations to other students about preventing gun violence; act as peer advocates by organizing advocacy events; and go on field trips to Albany or Washington to meet with legislators and staff.

• Williamsburg Charter High School, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Students in this school attend the ReACTION program in-school and after-school.

• Bronx Academy of Health Careers, Bronx

At this high school–which prepares students for a variety of health professions, including medicine, medical technology, nursing, pharmacology and physical therapy–the ReACTION program is taught in health class and after school.

• John Bowne High School, Flushing, NY

In its third year at the school, ReACTION is taught in five class periods.

• Leadership and Public Service High School, lower Manhattan

At this small school, formed in partnership with Syracuse University‘s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, students attend the reACTION program during and after school.

• City as School High School, lower Manhattan

Now in its third year,  ReACTION is taught in-school.

• Queens High School for Community Leadership, Jamaica, Queens

Now in its fourth year, the program is taught as part of health class.

ReACTION is also taught at Bronx Community Solutions, part of the Center for Court Innovation, that seeks to apply problem-solving to non-violent cases as part of criminal justice sentencing options.

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