- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
After attending the University of Connecticut’s Spring PeaceJam event, held March 15-16, Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) founder and Newtown High School senior Sarah Clements said her group’s members thought this year’s PeaceJam was better than last year’s.
This year, the Newtown Foundation invited urban youth to attend with young people from Sandy Hook and Newtown. The Newtown Foundation also offered scholarships to teens wishing to attend.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Jr Newtown Action Alliance will hold a one-day youth leadership summit on gun violence prevention on Saturday, May 24, at Newtown High School for students middle school through college age. Programs will be presented in the high school’s cafeteria and Lecture Hall from 9 am until 6 pm.
The summit will explore issues surrounding the epidemic of gun violence, encourage youth to find their voices and use the power of their voices to inspire change, according to Jr NAA.
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
Sophie Ackert, a member of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA), said this week that the group is hoping for more people to take part in its “Green Post-It Project.”
The project, she said, was begun by Jr NAA members to help people “realize that even small acts of kindness can mean a lot.”
Sophie explained that people are asked to participate by writing notes on green-colored Post-It notes. Participants are then asked to place the note or notes somewhere in their community for others to find.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
When Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) scheduled a trip to Washington, D.C., along with gun violence victims and family members, for September 17 to 19, the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) group at Newtown High School also planned to go.
Newtown Action Alliance is a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change. Jr NAA is led by teens.
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
DANBURY — Poets, professors, musicians and more will join together at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, September 28, for the daylong event, “100,000 Poets for Change — Rally Against Gun Violence.” Among those who will participate are current Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen and former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson.
The event will be from 10 am to 6 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom on the university’s westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Everything is coming together, according to Sarah Clements, a Newtown High School student and Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) Chair for the Newtown PeaceJam, Transforming Tragedy event being planned for Sunday, October 6. It will be at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.
Jr NAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.
- Monday, May 20, 2013
The Junior Newtown Action Alliance (JR NAA), which is a part of the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), has set a “Letter Writing Frenzy” event for Friday, May 24, from 7 pm to 8 pm, in the Newtown High School cafetorium.
The NAA is a group working to reduce gun violence through legislative and cultural means, and the JR NAA works to involve young people in the movement.