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

2017-18 Schools include:


• High School for Public Service, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Now in its 10th 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. The program serves 40 students.

• Williamsburg Charter High School, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Approximately 120 students in this school attend the reACTION 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 to 150 students in health class and after school.

Isobel Rooney Middle School (JHS 080), Bronx

New to the program, 25 middle school students attend the reACTION program both during and after school.

• John Brown High School, Flushing, NY

In its second year at the school, reACTION is taught in five class periods to approximately 200 students.

• 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, 105 students attend the reACTION program during and after school.

• City as School High School, lower Manhattan

Now in its second year,  reACTION is taught in-school to 35 students.

• Queens High School for Community Leadership, Jamaica, Queens

Now in its third year, as part of health class, reACTION is taught to 70 students.

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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