What can we do about the gang problem?greenspun.com : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread
Many years ago when i lived in New York City, I worked with the police department with gangs on the lower east side of NYC. I developed a drama program and went into the projects to work with the kids. One of the things, I saw over and over was that when kids are presented with something good that raises their self esteem they will go for the good. I was a high school drop out mysef and angry as a teenager, instead of joining a gang I joined the nation of islam. They actively recruited me. My best friend was Methodist and her pastor and youth group came and literally got me. It saved my life. I finished high school because of the church.
I have been reading news report from across the country regarding gangs becoming more prevalent in other parts of the country. I do believe there is a lot the AME church can do to stop this increase. Are you seeing more gang activity and what can we as a church do about it?
-- Anonymous, June 14, 2003