working to reduce gun violence through education and community engagement
Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit, November 15

Save the date! 2016 Annual Benefit, November 15

Come out to support NYAGV’s youth and community education programs! Read More
Transform young lives with a tax-deductible donation.

Transform young lives with a tax-deductible donation.

Support NYAGV youth education programs to reduce gun violence. Read More
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NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

NYAGV Awards Youth Program Scholars

The NYAGV Education Fund recently awarded $500 scholarships to four students in its ReACTION Youth Education Program to reduce gun violence. The students, all seniors going on to college in the fall, were awarded for their outstanding leadership and participation as well as the lessons they took away from the program. Congratulations to each of these impressive... Read More
Albany Field Trip: An Unforgettable Experience!

Albany Field Trip: An Unforgettable Experience!

Albany Lobby Day 2016 was an unforgettable experience for the nearly 200 ReAction Youth Program students who attended the field trip on May 3. Many of the ReAction students have experienced gun violence first hand, and they were able to share their stories with legislators and staff and at a press conference in the well... Read More
ReACTION Students Meet the Mayor

ReACTION Students Meet the Mayor

Some of the students in the NYAGV reACTION Youth Program got to meet New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, at a recent movie screening in Manhattan. The students–all from the Leadership and Public Service High School  in lower Manhattan–were on hand for the March 16 premiere of the film “Making a Killing: Guns... Read More
What we've accomplished together in 2015.

What we’ve accomplished together in 2015.

Thank you for supporting our work to make New York a safer place. In 2015, with your help, we were able to: Expand our school-based education program, reACTION, to reach over 900 public high school students. Increase community Read More
NYAGV Makes NY Magazine's Charity List

NYAGV Makes NY Magazine’s Charity List

NYAGV is proud to have been named one of New York Magazine’s “101 Ideas for Giving Back” in its new “Gifts” issue. This #GivingTuesday, as well as during the year-end giving season, we hope you’ll decide to give against gun violence by supporting NYAGV with a tax-deductible donation to the NYAGV Education Fund. Thank you!       Read More
This holiday season, shop Amazon and support NYAGV.

This holiday season, shop Amazon and support NYAGV.

When you shop Amazon this holiday season, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the NYAGV Education Fund–at no additional cost to you–when you shop through Smile.Amazon.com. It’s an easy way to support NYAGV youth and community education programs to reduce gun violence. Read More
Joe's Pub Show to Benefit NYAGV's Youth Program

Joe’s Pub Show to Benefit NYAGV’s Youth Program

Come join us at Joe’s Pub at the Public this Saturday, November 14. Singer/songwriter Stephanie McKay will be dedicating her show for the benefit of NYAGV’s ReACTION program, our youth education program in New York City public schools. Reserve your tickets now and don’t miss out! Read More
NYAGV Discusses Youth Education Program on WABC's "Here and Now"

NYAGV Discusses Youth Education Program on WABC’s “Here and Now”

Shaina Harrison, NYAGV Program Director, and Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV’s Executive Director, were interviewed on WABC’s “Here and Now” on November 8. The segment, hosted by Sandra Bookman, focused on NYAGV’s youth education program and the students’ perceptions of guns and gun violence. Watch and share the video! Read More