Community Connection to Reduce Gun Violence
Community Connection to Reduce Gun ViolenceThe Community Connection to Reduce Gun Violence Project helped diffuse conflict in the street by hosting a leadership summit with local high schools. The goal was to connect and inspire the neighborhood under one common vision. The project connected student leaders through activities, story sharing, table talks, and trust walks.
If we connect people, we will start building a community. If we build a community, we can build relationships and trust. If we build relationships and trust, people will look out for one another. There will be more love and support. If there is more love and support, there will be less gun violence. We, the youth, envision that adults will be able to diffuse conflict going on the streets if they know who the kids involved are.
- Student Reflection