The Children’s Defense Fund reported that in 2019, gun violence caused the death of one American child or teen every 2 hours and 36 minutes … equal to over 168 classrooms of 20 students each!
As an educator, you understand the importance of information and know its power to create change. As gun violence continues to be a growing epidemic in America, we need to make changes now or else we stand to lose many more special young lives. You are essential to this process.
Help students arm themselves with knowledge, not guns.
Have your students take the pledge against gun violence.
The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that “honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence.” Each October, the Day of National Concern, takes place during National Safe Schools Week. Find out how you can help organize this day at your school.