Lights on program

After seeing his students die from gun violence, this principal decided to take action

"When it all gets down to it, we're saving lives," says Akbar Cook, the principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook founded and directs Lights On, a program that gives students a safe place to go on Friday nights, when crime and gun violence are prevalent. In the past three years, Cook says, West Side hasn't lost any students to gun violence.

Posted by The Good Stuff on Monday, May 20, 2019