Champions of Change
The Seattle Y’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative is a partnership with the City of Seattle, the YMCA of a Greater Seattle’s Alive and Free Street Outreach Program, A Better Seattle, law enforcement and other local community providers. This collaboration is focused on strategies to reduce youth and gang violence and build healthy communities in Seattle and surrounding areas. The Youth Violence Prevention Initiative has created a culture of safety and hope for at-risk youth and is now being replicated in five additional cities throughout the Greater Seattle community.