YO S.O.S. is up and running for 2012-2013

Though Hurricane Sandy interrupted us last month, we’re now back to full speed and doing exciting work. We’ve finished recruiting for this year, and we’re thrilled with our group of about 25 powerful and inspiring youth organizers!

Since the beginning of the school year, we’ve met twice weekly for workshops in which we’ve gotten to know each other, learned about Crown Heights, shared experiences and knowledge of how gun violence affects each of us, and begun developing organizing skills.

Look for the Youth Organizers’ handiwork on Kingston Avenue in the coming weeks. In what’s now becoming an annual tradition, the youth organizers will team up with the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association to decorate storefronts for the holiday season. We hope you enjoy the Kingston Winter Windows displays!