The U.S Is Uniquely Terrible At Protecting Children From Gun Violence

"It's extremely scary," University of Chicago student Ade Osadolor-Hernandez says. "It's extremely disappointing to see that we're still living in this condition, and that there is nothing that is being done to save our lives."

Osadolor-Hernandez, 20, is one of the members of Students Demand Action, a group that's been lobbying for tougher gun laws in the wake of mass shootings such as this week's in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 fourth-graders and two adults at Robb Elementary School.

But gun violence isn't just happening in schools, it's happening in the home, too, and it's becoming more and more common.

In fact, the US is now the only high-income country in the world where children are more likely to die from gun violence than from car accidents, according to a new study by the University of San Francisco and Harvard's Chan School of Public Health.

The study looked at data from 29 countries and found that the US accounted for almost 97% of gun deaths among children 4 years old or younger and 92% of deaths between the ages of 5 and 14. Read the Entire Article


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The Texas Rangers' charitable foundation has given $100,000 to five Texas non-profits, the largest single grant it has ever awarded in its 30-year history, the Dallas Morning News reports. The...more

Boys & Girls Clubs Receive Substantial Grants
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation

"Our youth deserve the gift of music and all the benefits it bestows," says the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass in California. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Panda...more

BRCF Announces 2022 Racino Grant Recipients
Foundation: Blue River Community Foundation

Since 2010, Shelbyville and Shelby County have supported a grant program using Racino revenue. They understand that many Shelbyville and Shelby County groups strive to improve our community and...more

Social Activists Walk More Than 600km For Change

When Bongani Luvalo and Jabulane Hope Thabethe set out to walk 645 miles from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Durban, they didn't plan to spend two days walking without shoes. "I wanted to walk for...more

Nonprofits Awarded Grants to Support Mentorship, Math Programs for Disadvantaged Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, the San Diego Center for Children, the New Children's Museum, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside have each received a check for more than $16,000...more

Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy Expands Programs

Terrance Stone started Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy in San Bernardino, Calif., 20 years ago as a way to give back to the community. Today, he's the CEO and founder of the nonprofit,...more

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"It's extra meaningful to celebrate these non-profits during the Colonel's birthday month," says Emma Horn, executive director of the KFC Foundation, which this year awarded a record $500,000 in...more

Family Access Network Receives $60,000 In Matching Grants
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

An Oregon nonprofit that helps at-risk children in rural areas is getting a big boost from two major donors. KTVZ reports on a $30,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and a $30,000...more

YMCA Still Seeking Funding For Community And Aquatics Center
Foundation: Northern New York Community Foundation

"It's really going to happen here in this community, so we are just so excited," Shawna Cutuli, managing director of membership facilities at the Watertown YMCA, tells CBS New York. The $27.5...more

Viola's New Hub For Fun
Foundation: Idaho Community Foundation

It took six years, but kids in Viola, Idaho, now have a place to play. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports on the recently completed playground at the Viola Community Center, a large, red...more



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