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Opinion: Let’s end gun violence and keep our communities safe

Gun violence consistently increases during the summer months, when our youth are out of school and do not have a structured way to spend their time. New York City has a moral obligation to expand funding for summer and after-school programs for kids. These programs keep youth away from crime and help them foster friendships and support networks they will need to navigate the challenging social pressures in our neighborhoods. They are vital and they save lives.