Children from QCH Freedom Schools Program Rally to End Gun Violence
This summer, QCH partnered with the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) to host the Freedom Schools program, providing children ages 8-10 in Queens with opportunities to make a difference in their communities. With gun violence being the number one cause of death for children, QCH program participants were eager to highlight the importance of gun control during the National Day of Social Action on July 19. QCH staff and children took a trip to City Hall Park and rallied for gun violence prevention. The children created their own signs for the rally, wrote letters to local and national leaders, and spoke out about the need for gun control for safer schools and communities. "QCH's partnership with CDF enhances the summer camp experience for the children by engaging them with both leadership and social action opportunities at an early age," said Executive Director Ben Thomases.