We had a great meeting last Saturday. The topic of our discussion was "Gangs and Prevention." Our presenter was Elsy Martinez, a freshman from Hempstead Public School. What is a gang? A gang is a group of three or more individuals. A group with a unique name and other identifying attributes (color, hand gestures, symbols, and clothing a group with They demonstrate commitment to crime by, prior, or current criminal activity. All types of ages can be found in a gang.
The presentation included other questions: What causes kids to join gangs?, How do new members join the a gang?, Influence in gangs, Is there LOYALTY in a gang?, Why do we find children in gangs?, and What do gang members aim for?
Kudos to Elsy for taking the courage to speak on this important topic. Amazing work!
LA's gang members transformedWe watched a short film about Homeboy Industries and Father Greg Boyle, which showcased the transformation of gang members to normal life. There is hope!
Happy Mother's DayThe members made special art work and wrote thank you texts to celebrate the gift of the "Mother" figure we have in our life.