In light of the recent spike in teenage gun violence in South and East Fort Worth, Councilman Chris Nettles kicked off an initiative to reach these kids in a way they can’t refuse. The Fort Worth Violence Intervention (FWVI) will confront the harsh consequences of gun violence by bringing existing violence prevention organizations into the local middle schools and high schools. It’s not enough to rely on social media posts to reach our youth, nor can we trust that these difficult conversations are being held within their homes.

By partnering with Fort Worth ISD (FWISD), Unity Over Violence, Fort Worth VIP, Mothers of Murdered Angels, Andrew D.S. Kirkland with Tree of Life Funeral Home and community & faith-based leaders, Councilman Nettles is leading the charge in our public schools against teenage fatalities in Southeast Fort Worth. These local organizations will share their firsthand experiences with gun violence and offer reasonable solutions to students.

The first FWVI school program will be held on Tuesday, May 10th, at Polytechnic High School, where the speakers will address the entire school – first the girls and then the boys. In addition to Poly High School, FWVI will also be traveling to Dunbar and Everman High
Schools and any other interested schools before the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Councilman Nettles said, “It is imperative that we, as mentors and community leaders in Fort Worth, start having tough conversations with our students about violence and the consequences it holds. Enough is Enough.”

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