We believe in youth power!
We believe in arts as a tool for social change!
We believe that violence doesn’t have to be the norm in our neighborhoods!
We believe in safe and healthy neighborhoods for all people!
With these core beliefs in mind, YO S.O.S. has partnered with three media making organizations – Urban Art Beat, Urban Arts Partnership, and Urban Word NYC – to develop a multimedia anti-violence campaign to amplify our message. The initiative aims to bring a vital youth voice to the anti-violence movement while recognizing that we are not only working against violence, but for peace, healing, resiliency, safety, and community pride.
Entitled, “6 Feet Above,” the campaign celebrates living, not dying. We are flipping the notion that young people’s only options are a 6×9 jail cell or 6 feet under — in fact, our youth are soaring to great heights! Click the icons below to see all elements of the campaign and to get involved today. Also, be sure to share and repost on social media using our hashtag, #6feetabove!
A special message for YO S.O.S. and #6FEETABOVE from Diggy Simmons
Read a recap of our April 20th kickoff event here.