Today was a refreshing day with The High School for Public Service during their 8th Annual Global Youth Service Day. #GYSD The day began with our Program Coordinator, Marlon Peterson, speaking at a school rally at the High School for Public Service about the importance of volunteers in the work that we do. From there Marlon, two teachers, and 25 ninth and tenth graders walked from Kingston Avenue and Winthrop to the YOasis. One of the students said during the walk, "I've never seen this part of the neighborhood."
The students from HSPS walked around Crown Heights asking people to open their stores and their hearts for a moment to discuss gun violence. The results was awe inspiring. Tons of merchants spoke to us and one Crown Heights resident who has lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years said, "wow it's amazing to see these young people out here doing this."
The HSPS students were able to get 18 different store merchants to create virtual shooting response posters. Amazing! All of the posters can be seen on our facebook page.