NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — So far this year ten people at least 19 years old and younger died in Nashville because of gun violence, but one local organization is hoping to lower those numbers.
Partners In The Struggle held a youth gun-violence pep rally on Sunday in honor of Gun-Violence Awareness Month. The catered event was an opportunity for young people to remember the teenagers who have died from gun violence in 2020.
The organization's founder Earl Jordan said it takes a village to create a change for our young people. "I mean everybody, not just us who are here- we've been doing this for years, but everyone that's going to invest in our kids and we can deter the youth violence and the youth crimes. I think if we can start doing that consistently then we can curve it," said Jordan.
The youth pep rally was one of several events Partners In The Struggle held this month.