Roll Up Your Sleeves

NYVPW 2016 reduced

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (NYVPW) is an annual observance focused on raising awareness and providing education about the impacts of violence in schools and communities and how youth, families, schools, and communities can get involved to prevent violence. This year NYVPW was April 4-8 and SCY led a social media photo campaign to highlight all the ways the people within Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago make a difference for Chicago youth, families, and communities.

We encourage YOU to continue to roll up your sleeves and help us raise awareness and increase knowledge about the important ways individuals can and do make a difference. Learn about how you can get involved through our Focus on Five. Check out our social media pages to see all the ways the Lurie Chidlren's community is making a difference and post your own photos and stories! Tag SCY and use #violencefreeCHI #RollUpYourSleeves.

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Becky   Ed smaller

 "I will strengthen Chicago's youth by...
starting to volunteer for an organization
in my neighborhood."
-Becky Levin, SCY Director

 "I strengthen Chicago's youth by...
being involved in events, activities,
projects that engage our youth."
-Ed Boone, SCY Community Programs