In Sacramento County, African American children die at twice the rate of any other ethnicity. The Black Child Legacy Campaign was established by the community to reduce African American child deaths 10 to 20 percent by 2020.

Tanya Bean-Garrett looks out of her living room window, in Sacramento, Calif. Bean-Garrett's son, Deston "Nutter" Garrett, was allegedly shot during a dispute with a family member inside their home. Garrett was four days away from graduating high school. Bean-Garrett has founded 21 reasons, a nonprofit working to provide youth events and high school scholarships in Sacramento. "I wanted to find something that would provide a sense of comfort to my family," said Bean-Garrett.

Arionna Cooks, 13, right, Robert Harris, 16, and Adrian Cooks, 16, buy shaved ice during the Nightlife Turned Right event at the Robertson Community Center, in Sacramento, Calif. The three day weekly event offers families and children a safe space to play and take various classes during the summer. Neighborhood events have been started throughout Sacramento to bring the community together and keep children away from violence.

Teenagers play basketball during the Nightlife Turned Right event at the Robertson Community Center, in Sacramento, Calif. The three day weekly event offers families and children a safe space to play and take various classes during the summer. Neighborhood events have been started throughout Sacramento to bring the community together and keep children away from violence.

Seyannah Ruhland, 19, plays with her 1 month old daughter, Caiya, after watching a video about Safe Infant Sleep practices at Liberty Towers Church on Thursday, in North Highlands, Calif. Seyennah was nervous when she found out she was pregnant with her first child but is grateful she's in her life now. Liberty Towers Church is one of seven neighborhood organizations attempting to reduce the high rate of Black child deaths in Sacramento.