With inaction from federal and state leaders, young people are mobilizing to find and implement solutions to the issues that impact our generation. Gunfire is one of the top killers of young people in the United States, and young people understand that to end the gun violence epidemic, solutions must be placed in context with the criminal justice system and policing practices. This unique perspective has allowed young community leaders to successfully push for initiatives and measures at the local level.
To learn about some of these efforts, Generation Progress visited six American cities. Fighting for Our Future encompasses interviews and conversations with leading youth activists, elected officials, and law enforcement. The case studies offer local leaders a blueprint on how to implement youth-led solutions with measurable results. Click here to read the full series, or below for the individual cities: