Workshops for NYC Schools

$1,525 of $100k goal

Raised by 27 people in 24 months
Wag Kareem Nelson  BROOKLYN, NY
Our Mission:

To teach inner city children about the dangers of gun violence, drugs, and gangs and to offer practical alternatives by strengthening critical thinking skills, empowering conflict resolution strategies, and imploring community involvement. We do this by visiting schools in our community and providing the teachers and students with structured workshops as well as guest speakers and licensed counseling.

Fundraising Objectives:

WAG has had a tremendous year. We have reached dozens of schools, provided a variety of programs and workshops for these students and teachers, and partnered with several other inspiring organizations to expand our reach and our efforts in fighting gun violence in our community and beyond. The feedback has been incredible:

“Mr. Nelson spoke and defined what critical thinking skills are with students. He used scenarios as examples for students to think about how those skills can be used in situations of violence. He also encouraged students to use critical thinking skills as an everyday practice.”
~Simone Gordon
Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies

But we still need to do better.

Wheelchairs Against Guns has a goal of reaching thousands more schools, especially those schools most in danger and in need of sound care and advocacy. The past workshops have already proven to have immediate, positive, and long-term affects on inner city youth, and being able to reach some of the most at-risk communities and schools would be invaluable, letting the tendrils of that work stretch exponentially outwards to the community and beyond.

WAG asks for your generous support today to help us end gun violence. Your donation can be the fuel that puts our dreams into flight, allowing us to reach so many children with which we could otherwise never afford the opportunity. These children can learn first-hand about the dangers of gun violence and start to implement conflict resolutions that will save innumerable live in our local communities. Let’s offer these kids a hand out of that dark hole, and help pull them up into a brighter and richer future.

We need your support today, so that these children can have their tomorrow.






"Mr. Nelson is truly on a mission to mentor inner city
youth by educating them and helping them change their
lives". ~Keandra Brown, Program Coordinator, Arches
Transformative Mentoring of Bronxworks

"It is organizations like yours who help to make our
school community at Boys & Girls High School a success!"
~Victoria Bozeman, Academy Coordinator

"Mr. Nelson tailored his presentation for our students and
through his testimony left a lasting influence. Mr. Nelson
planted seeds of wisdom with our students." ~ Crystal
Davis, School Counselor, Institute for Health Professions
at Cambria Heights.

"This experience will have a positive influence on them
which will impact greatly on their future and outlook on
life".~Ms. Brown, Public School 28

"Your real life experience talk was a hit, and a great fit
with our students. Your presentation style makes a huge
impact". ~Nwanne Njoku, Advocate Counselor, Brooklyn
HS for Leadership and Community Service

"The message that W.A.G. expressed to our students is
how dangerous the streets can be, how promising it
sounds yet how temporary and how little it delivers, and
the importance education has in preventing us from the
involvement in...the streets and violence".~Ms. 
School Counselor, Middle School 302

"What I learned was that at the end of the day the
streets will not love you back". ~Student

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Parlee Magazine 
Columbia Chronicles
B.E.T News
We spoke in over 70 NYC Schools and to over 7,000 students.
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Update 11
Posted by Wag Kareem Nelson
22 months ago
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Help get Wheelchairs Against Guns closer there goal, help us save kids from guns, bullying and gangs!!! Help save a kids life!!!!
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Update 10
Posted by Wag Kareem Nelson
23 months ago
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Thank you to our kind anyamous donor of $150!!! Getting us closer to our goal! GOD IS GOOD!!!
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Update 9
Posted by Wag Kareem Nelson
24 months ago
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Thank You to our supporters! We've accomplished one of our goal and that is to pay for our own 501(c)(3). Thank You S. Garner for giving me the idea to start this campaign... It took a lot out of me to do this, asking for money is not easy take for me. I decided to let go and let GOD. So cheers to you ladies and gentlemen!
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Update 8
Posted by Wag Kareem Nelson
24 months ago
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Our website is up for all booking inquires for workshops...

www.WheelchairsAgainstGuns.org
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Wag Nelson
24 months ago

Thank You S. Garner! Your contribution was the 1st!

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$1,525 of $100k goal

Raised by 27 people in 24 months
Created March 21, 2015
$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
RM
$25
Rasheedah Muslim
6 months ago

I'm proud of your accomplishments Kareem! Aunty

$30
Luoyu Xu
6 months ago

When I moved to US in 1995, one culture shock to me was gun violence. The situation becomes more serious after 20 years, and new terror attacks are threatening our lives also....What can we do??

DD
$150
Deyani Davis
13 months ago
1
1
JL
$195
Joan Levy
13 months ago
1
1
$25
Sheila Thomas
15 months ago
1
1

Hi Kareem, I just wanted to support you again with a donation. I pray that God blesses you and WAG and that He meets all of your needs.

$25
Sheila Thomas
20 months ago
1
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Hi Kareem, I am blessed to have crossed paths with you and I really like what you are doing with the youth. They have so many distractions in this day and age that we are living in, and for you to take the time to bless them with uplifting and encouraging words, with the objective of keeping them out of the trouble that tries to alter their lives forever, is commendable. Keep doing what you are doing. I know that you are blessing the lives of many of our youth and I pray that God blesses you with many donations and with the resources that you need, to do what He has called you to do. Be blessed!

DR
$100
Denise Riera
21 months ago

Kareem, You are doing a great service to the community. It's too bad we never got to work together as we tried to do. I never forgot you though, and it was nice meeting you face-to-face this past May. I told you I wanted to donate. Sorry it's not more. Continue on...Peace. dr

BB
$25
BaRocko BenGad
22 months ago

Thank you for doing what you do! I really appreciate it! Shalom

$150
Anonymous
23 months ago
Wag Nelson
24 months ago

Thank You S. Garner! Your contribution was the 1st!

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