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reACTION Student Q&A: Kristina F.

reACTION Student Q&A: Kristina F.

Kristina F. is a 12th grader at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This is her fourth year in reACTION, an after-school program that teaches New York City teens how to avoid guns and gun violence. Kristina was interviewed recently by Kira B., a student volunteer. Read More
reACTION Program Empowers Teens

reACTION Program Empowers Teens

Guns are still rampant in many New York neighborhoods–but teens in the reACTION Program reevaluate the role of guns in their lives and learn that guns don’t make them safe. ReACTION is the NYAGV Education Fund’s full-year youth education program that teaches New York City public school Read More
Join us! 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, October 20 in NYC

Join us! 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, October 20 in NYC

Reserve your tickets now for the NYAGV Education Fund’s 2014 Annual Benefit and Silent Auction as we honor Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and other leaders in gun violence prevention and support NYAGV education and community programs. This year’s event will be held October 20 at NYU Law Read More
ReACTION Student's Poem About Gun Violence

ReACTION Student’s Poem About Gun Violence

Check out this touching poem written by Ravindra, one of the students in our ReACTION Youth Program at the School for Democracy and Leadership in Crown Heights. She read the poem to her class before the students participated in a “Silence the Violence” action in June, in which they stopped talking for the rest of... Read More
ReACTION Kids Promote Anti-Bullying

ReACTION Kids Promote Anti-Bullying

ReACTION Youth Program students at the Community Health Academy of the Heights–a public middle school in Washington Heights–held a school-wide assembly to teach their peers how to identify bullying and help stop it. The students discussed clips from the movie, “Bully,” participated in interactive exercises, and encouraged their peers to sign a pledge against bullying. Read More
Albany Trip Gives reACTION Kids an Inside Look at Government

Albany Trip Gives reACTION Kids an Inside Look at Government

The reACTION Youth Program students got an insider’s look at state government on their recent Albany field trip. The teens–from New York City public schools–had a full day of activities including: An in-depth Q&A Read More
"A Line in the Sand" to Benefit NYAGV --Saturday, May 31 in NYC

“A Line in the Sand” to Benefit NYAGV –Saturday, May 31 in NYC

Don’t miss Adina Taubman’s award-winning, one-woman show! 1999, Columbine High School, 13 dead. In the 15 years since, there’ve been more than 180 school shootings. Have we learned anything? A Line in the Sand–Adina Taubman’s provocative and timely drama–searches for answers. Based on her interviews with Columbine survivors, A Line in the Sand is being shown... Read More
Heading to Albany!

Heading to Albany!

This Tuesday, April 29, 100 students from our reACTION Youth Program will be taking a field trip to the State Capitol to learn and observe government in action. The teens–from high schools in Crown Heights, Washington Heights and Harlem–will have the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned in the program, like public speaking, debating, and advocating... Read More