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  • Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

    On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America.

    Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new players and those rated under 1000, and a seven-game rated tournament for players ready for a longer day. Both tournaments will start at 10 am. with registration at 9:30.

  • Jr NAA Youth Leadership Summit Approaching

    The Jr Newtown Action Alliance is set to host a statewide #HonorWithAction Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, May 24, at Newtown High School. 

    The event is for students middle school through college age, and will discuss issues surrounding the epidemic of gun violence, encourage youth to find their voices and use the power of their voices to inspire change, according to Jr NAA.

  • Two Residents Honored By White House As ‘Champions Of Change’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Newtown residents, the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, have been named Champions of Change by The White House. All of this year’s honorees are gun violence prevention leaders, recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.

  • Jr NAA Members Attends UConn’s Spring PeaceJam, Look Toward Leadership Summit

    After attending the University of Connecticut’s Spring PeaceJam event, held March 15-16, Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) founder and Newtown High School senior Sarah Clements said her group’s members thought this year’s PeaceJam was better than last year’s.

    This year, the Newtown Foundation invited urban youth to attend with young people from Sandy Hook and Newtown. The Newtown Foundation also offered scholarships to teens wishing to attend.

  • Students Learn Lobbying Skills

    When Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) scheduled a trip to Washington, D.C., along with gun violence victims and family members, for September 17 to 19, the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) group at Newtown High School also planned to go.

    Newtown Action Alliance is a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change. Jr NAA is led by teens.