GoodKids MadCity is an anti-gun violence group entirely led by black and brown youth from the South and West Sides. They are creating a space for young people to feel free and refusing to wait for grownups to act. GKMC’s members range from young teens to mid-20s— kids themselves, in some cases. GoodKids MadCity’s core goal is to bring young community members together to build unity, nurture healing, and create a thriving community.

As per their website:


Mission: GKMC-E develops young leaders to advocate for resources that will allow them to create sustainable, livable community conditions as well as provide tools to address both mental and physical trauma.


Vision: To create a thriving, sustainable, and livable community that is fully resourced to address the needs of the community and is driven by the work, vision, voice, and experiences of the young.