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Gun Violence in South Outpaces Other Regions For Many Reasons

The mother left and two teens were alone in the house. It took the 13-year-old son 10 minutes to find the gun. It was loaded and in a bottom dresser drawer covered by one...

School Shootings a Tiny Fraction of Violence That Menaces Youth

The best way to stop school violence is to stop all youth violence. School violence really is a form of youth violence. It is part of the tragic “youth vs. youth” war that exists...

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 in cities around the world, standing in solidarity to prevent more...

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 wondered, if the city of Philadelphia can't legally make laws...

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 500,000 people mobilized in Washington, D.C., to attend the March...
Student Activism

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 thousands of posts retelling the horror you lived less than...

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 aren’t the ones who bear the brunt of the nation’s...

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 demonstrating for school and neighborhood safety and gun control. Organizers from the...

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 arrest of Martin Luther King failed to attract new adult...

The Children’s #NeverAgain Movement

Children across this country are letting adults know — with great passion, courage, savvy, and strength — that we are failing them. Their voices are raw and yet astute, unpolished and yet articulate, strong and yet innocent. The students...

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