Bronx Rising Against Gun Violence in NYC is on a mission to provide positive outlets for youth.
“Most of their philoopshy about life, they get it through music. Why not use this vehicle to give them a real positive message?” said Council Member Fernando Cabrera.
According to Fox 5, he “was able to direct $75,000 in discretionary funding to the group.”
The group is under Good Shepard Services, a non-profit that helps children, youth and families gain access to resources with over 80 programs.
On their official site, programs including after-school, education, family support and homeless youth services can be located based on neighborhood.
What they stand for: “Good Shepherd Services respects the dignity and worth of every person and rejects intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. We value black lives and the lives of all people of color.
We stand with our LGBTQ community members, with immigrants, with refugees, with indigenous peoples, and with peoples of all faiths. We stand in community and together with all persons who are the targets of intolerance, inequity and injustice.
We are against hate in all of its forms, and we stand in firm opposition to any action, statement, or belief that seeks to deny individuals of dignity, respect, rights, or opportunities.”
For more information, visit goodshepardservices.com