“With summer just weeks away, my community has already seen a spike in gun violence that will be exacerbated when outdoor activities resume in our backyards, parks, and open streets. Our primary focus has always been to preempt gun violence by investing more resources in a community-centered approach while engaging our youth through summer youth employment. I am proud to champion the Summer Youth Anti-Violence Employment effort, which delivers on that promise by creating nontraditional opportunities for our youth to feel empowered and work towards the betterment of their community. Safe Summer NYC is a practical plan that will help accelerate our city’s recovery while cultivating partnerships that will strengthen and protect our community,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis, Member of the Committee on Youth Services.

Read full press release from the Office of the Mayor (link).