GET a GIFT and SUPPORT high school students by DONATING for the HOLIDAYS and BECOMING A MONTHLY NYAM SUBSCRIBER TODAY. Our fundraising goal for the development and implementation of a national curriculum for gun violence prevention to be piloted in five schools in the US is $125,000. THE GOAL of the NYAM CURRICULUM is to DEVELOP a STRONG SCHOOL CULTURE for ANTI-VIOLENCE ACTIVISM. Instead of training students to prepare for violence through active shooter drills, we want to equip students with the knowledge and skills to build compassionate communities within their schools that negate violence as a solution through the support of a highly trained and thoughtful peer-to-peer network.
The NYAM curriculum develops within each student a strong foundation for catalyzing pro-social behaviors that 1) expands their capacity for building relationships, 2) engenders a creative orientation for addressing life's obstacles, and 3) demonstrates, in hands-on activities, how to address emotional and mental strain constructively by applying passions and feelings of disillusionment to creative endeavors and civic and community engagement. The curriculum concludes with students leading the development of compassionate communities in their schools that will offer peer support, community resources, and professional leadership for pressing issues within the student body.
LIMITED-EDITION Baseball Caps
ONLY 100 of this baseball cap design AVAILABLE. Each baseball cap features five artworks that illustrate the connection between race, gun violence, and youth. Under brim design features "hands up" symbol. Baseball caps manufactured by Grassroots California, Inc as a donation to NYAM. [Photos: Laura Vogel]
NYAM is the first non-profit project in Chicago and in the US to use a combination of art activism, commercial billboards, and Augmented Reality technology for large-scale, youth-led campaigns for social good.
NYAM's interactive artwork has been used in protests and displayed in indoor and outdoor exhibits across the US and around the world in the following states and countries: Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, Maryland, DC, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Canada, Finland, and Italy.