Safe Horizon's Junior Council, established in the spring of 2006, is a community of dedicated young professionals in their twenties and thirties. Their mission is to support Safe Horizon's critical work by raising funds and increasing awareness among the next generation.
"As a young professional living in New York, I found it's easy to isolate oneself from those less fortunate," said Bradford B. Nugent, Junior Council member. "Safe Horizon educated me on the significance and general neglect of those victimized by acts of violence."
In addition to giving their time, hosting fundraising events, and raising awareness, the Council is focusing their efforts this year on Safe Horizon's innovative services for youth.
"I was overwhelmed by the work they were doing at Safe Horizon's Streetwork program," said Anna Richardson, Junior Council Co-Chair. "The people seeking help were all my age or younger. The center is not only a place to take a hot shower, find a change of clothes and get a square meal, but also a place where those who spend so much of their lives in danger can feel safe, empowered, cared for, and encouraged."
Along with Safe Horizon's Junior Council, your commitment allows us to provide support for thousands of young people each year. Thanks to you, in the last year, we have:
Distributed 35,000 meals to homeless and street-involved youth at our drop-in centers. Taught close to 400 workshops on violence prevention to over 1,200 middle and high school students across the city. Reached out and made contact with homeless youth 15,000 times. Reached over 12,000 students and adults in school communities throughout New York City to promote messages of safety and support.
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