AMP: Grassroots²

Oakland, CA

Youth Alive!

Vision: Youth Alive’s! mission is to prevent gun violence and in turn create young leaders across Oakland, through a prevention, intervention and healing program. Youth Alive’s! works to educate and train young leaders to create more peaceful communities, interrupt cycles of violence, curb retributive justice, and to provide ongoing trauma support.

Impact: In ‘Teens on Target,’ students affected by violence learn to honor and use their own stories as a catalyst for change; STAT is a tool that helps identify neglected symptoms of trauma and to offer relief to the sufferer; Intervention specialists work with victims of violence at their hospital bedsides to curb retaliation, offer support and a path towards safety and healing.