Guitars Not Guns Gives At-Risk Youth A Unique After-School Activity

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May 30, 2008

Guitars Not Guns Gives At-Risk Youth A Unique After-School Activity

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized Guitars not Guns at a board meeting as an outstanding model for alternative after-school activities for at-risk youth.

“Nonprofits that provide alternative after-school activities for at-risk youth are an integral part of the community,” said Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova. “Guitars not Guns provides a unique and positive after-school activity.”

Guitars not Guns is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with local groups to help stop violence in schools and on the streets by providing guitars and lessons for at-risk youth and underprivileged children. For more information about Guitars not Guns, and participation opportunities, visit

There are a wide array of options for youth through Fairfax County after-school programs, camps, teen centers and other activities. Information on programs, events and resources can be found at



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