Discerning the Truth About Student Activism

Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Connecticut girl, has organized a National School Walkout Day on April 20 to protest gun violence. Prompted to action by...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

The March for Our Lives: From Sea to Shining Sea

This is part two of First Focus’ March for Our Lives series. Check out part one. History was made this past Saturday as millions marched...

Gun Violence Summit Grapples with Where to Go From Here

Sixth-grader Samantha Sandhaus' question was so innocent – simple and logical – that, for one brief moment, it silenced two seasoned, and loquacious, politicians. Why, the 12-year-old...

The March for Our Lives: Not a Moment, A Movement

This is part one of our series on the March for Our Lives. Stay tuned for part two (Now Available here). This weekend, more than...

Student Activism Is on the Rise and America Is Listening

Imagine waking up the morning after surviving a school shooting, sitting down to breakfast, and logging on to Twitter only to see thousands upon...

Student Activism Calendar of Upcoming Events

On March 14, 2018, exactly one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, thousands of students across the country walked out of...

After walkout, early signs of powerful alliance begin to emerge

For Jenette Wheeler, supporting the students of Lower Merion High on National Walkout Day was a no-brainer – even though she knows that they...

Students take protest to steps of School District and City Hall

Several hundred students gathered on the steps of the School District's headquarters late Wednesday morning after the National School Walkout against gun violence to continue...

The New Children’s Crusade

It was May 1963. The Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, nicknamed “Bombingham,” Alabama for its violent explosions against protesters, began to wane after the...

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