We are thrilled to report that ENACT has been selected by the New York City Council to engage youth with our signature method through Art a Catalyst for Change. This program, a component of the Council’s Anti-Gun Violence Initiative, selects qualified organizations that use the arts to increase awareness of and combat gun violence. ENACT was selected to participate in this important program because of its record of engaging youth in issues that affect them on a daily basis. In too many classrooms around the country, young people are struggling to process the violence that they encounter in school, in their neighborhoods, and which they witness in the world at large. ENACT artists work with them to give voice to the emotions and trauma that these incidents evoke. Through scene work, facilitated discussions, and role play, students can begin to process and work through the reactions they are experiencing. Most importantly, they can begin to discover concrete and demonstrable ways to become true change agents and ambassadors of peace.e.