NEA will partner with organizations, schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, community members, and families to: 

  • Promote January as the Gang Awareness and Prevention month of action starting in January 2020 using existing communication resources, specifically calling for clear and immediate action to help NEA members educate their students and families on the implications of gang involvement;
  • Promote the creation of social justice clubs in our schools that will help students to be empowered, self-sufficient, and proactive in their community by associating themselves with community groups that promote positive alternatives to gang involvement;
  • The NEA will compile existing resources in an online toolkit for members which will offer resources for education students, educators, and families on gang awareness and prevention.
  • NEA will encourage state affiliates to advocate for programs that support at risk-students in areas of high-gang activity.

Rationale/Background

My son, Martin Alberto Garza, was murdered in January 2013 by a gang member. He was an innocent victim getting ready to graduate from high school. As a result of this unnecessary gang violence, I realized more resources are needed to

Contact

Yulil Alonso-Garza - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $19,500.