On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.

BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

Burley, 25, works as Executive Director for the City of Philadelphia, Youth Commission. She is an advocate for authentic youth civic engagement, global citizenship, comprehensive education reform, black male achievement and gun violence prevention. Jamira serves as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative, Youth Advocacy Group. She also co-founded GenYNot, a youth platform that allows young people to be the experts of their own experience and create solution-driven dialogue.

According to a White House Press release, “the Administration will highlight the critical work some of these local leaders have spearheaded to make their neighborhoods safer and to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.” Champions of Change was created by the White House as a way to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower, inspire and support members of their communities.

The event is closed to press, but will be live streamed on the White House website at 10:00 am ET.

Visit www.whitehouse.gov/live to watch.  


Jamira your hard work and dedication cannot go unnoticed!

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