This project will help youth activists not associated with larger gun violence prevention groups gain the skills, resources & support needed to make a change, they'll do all this on an ongoing basis with one activist from each state being invited to Chicago for a summit event with workshops, time to collaborate on solutions, hear about what individual activists are doing, participate in many workshops/training sessions & more!!
There are thousands of youth activists not associated with larger gun violence prevention groups like March For Our Lives & Everytown, due to them not being associated with those groups they don't have the same support network & resources so they can't necessarily have as large of an impact on the gun violence prevention movement.
Chi-Town GVP Summit provides training/workshops, independent research, ongoing feedback & support, nonfinancial resources & more to those youth activists working on the gun violence prevention movement but not associated with larger groups like March For Our Lives & Everytown.
The potential long term impact of the project will include life skills for those who participate in the summit, networking that could last a lifetime, valuable insight into gun violence & valuable leadership skills that will be helpful for a lifetime.