The whole group at the end of a full and great day!
YO S.O.S. traveled to Washington D.C. on Tuesday May 17, 2011 to speak to various congressmen and congresswomen about issues of violence affecting our communities. The trip was a great experience for all of us.  We got the opportunity to see the historic city of D.C. and the modernized contents that lie within its almost ancient buildings. For me, visiting Washington for this purpose was an educational experience because most of us had never been there before and most of us had never gone lobbying to talk about serious issues with congress.  The fun in visiting D.C. was probably being with such funny people.  We had a lot of laughs and jokes and a really good time.

-Amy Lothian, Youth Organizer  

Amy preparing to speak with Congress.
The trip was sponsored by our community partners AFSC and NYAGV.