The following petition is to raise awareness about the collective worry that New York City students, parents, and families face everyday about the possibility of violence in schools, which seems especially true in light of the horrific Newtown tragedy that happened so close to home.
The method of ending violence is by urging our local and state legislatures to implement the Big Brother Big Sister Program in our schools. This program has been proven to decrease the rate of violence within our schools along with providing a mentoring program for our youth.
We, the undersigned, believe that another tragedy should not happen. We, the undersigned, seek to end all violence in our schools.
Anthony Vargas - Founder
Bryan Encarnacion - Project Manager
Lewin Rodriguez - Project Manager
As the saying goes, you have to be the change you want to see in the world. Keep up the great work!
Good work, and I believe that mentoring programs are a great step to begin to curtail violence within and around our schools.
Anna Marie Santiago
I firmly believe students should understand the power and impact of their words. The gun violence that is occurring in schools is brought on by the internalization of years of bullying, ostracism, and discrimination! I commend you on your mission to stop school violence and create a program to end school violence and develop a safe collaborative school environment.
Anna Marie Santiago (Teacher @ Launch)
Rachel Rocker51 minutes ago
nolis wright5 hours ago
Maria idoni7 hours ago
- Supported by New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa on 3/5/14
- Supported by New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez on 3/3/14
- Supported by The Robin Hood Foundation on 2/24/14