My name is… features the personal stories and connections of those who participated in the Changing Systems Youth Summit and who have personally experienced gun violence. The voice of youth is often ignored, and the purpose of capturing these stories here is to provide a space for young people to share their expertise and experiences as it pertains to gun violence, an issue that affects everyone.

The stories of local youth involved in the summit are featured as a reflection of the summit’s goal to empower youth, and to bring their voices to the forefront of the conversation.