The ICHV Student Voices Program is designed to get youth thinking, speaking and acting in response to gun violence. Affected by gun violence in all its forms (community violence, accidental shooting and suicides), youth in Illinois have much to say on this issue. Through our Contest, we provide an outlet for expression and a platform for youth to be heard. Our Curriculum offerings and Workshops facilitate conversations with youth on the causes of and possible solutions to the complex issue of gun violence. And, through our Activist Institute Project, we help youth put their thoughts and words into action as they are trained in leadership and activism and ultimately create their own anti-violence campaign. By engaging the youth of Illinois as agents of change and voices to be listened to, the Student Voices Program ensures that youth are included in the debate about gun violence and in creating solutions to ultimately reduce the incidence of death and injury caused by gun violence.
Student Voices 2013