Groups Raise Awareness During Youth Violence Prevention Week

To mark a national week focused on preventing violence among youth, the Youth Violence Prevention Center of Kansas City, or YVPC-KC, will partner with community organizations and schools to offer a variety of events and arts opportunities.

A racial diverse group of children, putting their hands together in solidarity.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 22-26.
The YVPC-KC, which is supported through a federal grant to the University of Kansas, will kick off National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 22-26.

Throughout the week, the YVPC-KC, in partnership with Enough is Enough, plans to share “Youth Violence Prevention Fast Facts” to spread awareness on through social media. The campaign will feature young voices sharing the top actions parents and community members can take to prevent youth violence. Throughout the week, there will be features on YVPC-KC partners, youth, and facts using the tag #wethryve.

To read more, and see the impactful artwork by ThrYve participant Juan Flores, click this link to go to the KU Life Span Institutes full article.