© 2023 by Grand Valley Students United

HOW DID GVSU BEGIN?

After the horrific mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, students and youth activists from Fruita Monument, Central, Grand Junction, and Palisade High Schools decided that they wanted to participate in the nationwide movement for gun reform. To organize school walkouts and a march in Mesa County, CO, they established Grand Valley Students United. While the march was a success with over 1,000 attendees, students decided to continue organizing and representing their interests through Grand Valley Students United.

WHAT IS GVSU TODAY?

Grand Valley Students United has broadened its interests beyond gun control, recognizing that issues like education, the environment, and voting are more than ever pertinent to today's youth. The organization works towards education youth and voters about each of these issues while providing platforms for a conversation about them. This ranges from events such as forums, marches, and conversations with the Grand Valley community. 

WHO MAKES UP GVSU?

Grand Valley Students United was initially only made up of six students (Izzy Brophy, Veniece Miller, Kainoa Cunningham, Emad Shahnoushi, Spencer Hurt, and Riley Trujillo, all pictured above). However, GVSU currently consists of about 30 members and we are always  working to increase the number of students involved so that more are able to voice their concerns and participate in community events. All high school students who go to school in Mesa County, CO are invited to join.