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NYC Council approves $30,000 for gun violence program



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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver meets with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence in Albany. The group was provided $30,000 by the New York City Council to educate young people about gun violence.
July 01, 2013
On Friday the New York City Council approved $30,000 in funding to New Yorkers Against Gun Violence's Education Fund.

The funding was provided for the group's tax exempt education program. The program works with several organizations across New York such as the Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Bronx Borough President's Youth Council, the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice and the Staten Island Justice Center, to educate young people about gun violence issues.

"Gun violence destroys not only the lives of the victims but also those of the families, friends, schools and communities," said Leah Barrett, the executive director of the New Yorker's Against Gun Violence Education Fund

reACTION, an after school program which teaches students in communities in New York City with high amounts of gun violence about how to avoid gun violence, is also covered by the Education Fund. The program educates approximately a hundred students in high schools and middle schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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"Guns are one of the top three causes of death among American youth," said Barrett. "Our education programs teach teens how to solve problems without resorting to guns."

The $30,000 that the Education Fund received this year is the same amount they received last year.

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