State grant of over $1M given to YWCA of Yonkers to help curb gun violence

Gun violence has been on the rise since January. That's why the state is tackling these issues from a number of angles, including the YWCA grant.

News 12 Staff

Nov 5, 2021, 12:25 AM

Updated 931 days ago

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A state grant of over $1 million has been given to the YWCA of Yonkers in an effort to curb gun violence.
Gun violence has been on the rise since January. That's why the state is tackling these issues from a number of angles, including the YWCA grant.
The funds are being used to help young men and women learn life skills through the Gun Violence Prevention Program.
Yonkers consists of five ZIP codes particularly hard hit by gun violence. But thanks to the state grant, many of the city's youth will be trained in the field of their dream job, which can help them realize their purpose in life.
The YWCA is boosting gun violence intervention through this program, and students say they are all for it.
The program currently has about 40 students and counting.


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