Workshops for NYC Schools
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.
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.”
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
NY1 New Yorker of the week 5/14/14
Lisa Evers (Push4Peace)Hot97 & Fox 5 News
We spoke in over 70 NYC Schools and to over 7,000 students.