Youth Coalition Against Gun Violence

What is the Youth Empowerment Strategy?

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence is working on a project to develop a statewide youth committee as a decision making body to recommend actions to address non-episodic violence and mass shootings in Rhode Island. The project is a collaborative effort with our partner organizations Providence Student Union, Young Voices, and the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, and One Gun Gone.The campaign will advocate for an increase in guidance counselors and social workers in schools, construct shared tools around public speaking, policy development and civic engagement, and build an intersectional database of youth based in RI who are committed to working with a campaign to prevent violence and promote peace.