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YVPRC is a partnership of young people, community members, artists, organizations, and scholars who are applying the best available science to violence prevention while recognizing the limitations of science in addressing the everyday challenges of many communities.

Knowing my History makes me feel PROUD, that LOVE of who I am in turn gives me PEACE of mind and PEACE within.

PRIDE FROM WHERE I COME FROM, and PEACE in my HEART is what I want to share with my community, my family, and friends..


We believe that racial injustice produces conditions that lead to young people viewing violence as their best option and that by increasing everyone’s knowledge of black history we can help change the narrative about our communities, our people, and ourselves.