Young people all across the country are 
leading this fight for change.  

The Parkland tragedy, as well as the shootings in our communities everyday, propelled youth activists and Massachusetts legislators to work together to pass smarter, safer gun laws

We are happy to share that the  Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) bill in Massachusetts has passed!  Thank you to  State Representative Marjorie Decker for all of her work on pushing this bill forward and for taking the time to meet with us to discuss our concerns and hear about our experiences as young people and as people color living in Boston. This bill, which advocates for the safety of those in crisis and the safety of those around them, is a huge win for smarter, safer gun legislation in a country that is experiencing gun-related violence and trauma on a daily basis.

YOB/BSAC have been organizing around increasing social emotional learning (SEL), promoting the counselors not cops initiative, and highlighting the critical need for additional emotional support for young people for many years.  Parkland's young people and BSAC continue to demonstrate the need to follow young people's lead for solutions to problems!

Collaborating closely with other amazing youth organizations, we are working on a campaign to push for safer gun laws, bring awareness of the reality of daily gun violence in the City of Boston, and continue to advocate for additional social and emotional supports for young people and communities. 

If you would like to join us in this work, please contact us!