On day 3 of the summit, youth participants proposed ideas to reduce gun violence in the St. Louis community as part of a scripted activity called “Action Ideas.” Youth also reported on the relative impact and ease of implementation for each activity. Their ideas are proposed solutions that could positively impact the system responsible for gun violence.

Improve systems that teach students to stay safe

Offer more summer programs for students

Start teaching about gun violence sooner, such as during elementary school

Create community sanctuaries/safe spots for people who are experiencing violence

Create opportunities for gainful youth employment

Community beautification projects for neighborhoods

Social media awareness campaigns


Keep the conversation alive on social media

Improve safety in gun technology

Improve gun control policies