We are a non profit gang intervention program in the city of Cleveland and due to COVID we have had to strategize and come up with new and effective methods to reach out to troubled youth. We now do one of one's with our interactions to comply with social distancing while maintaining social services for the youth in the program. We help with food, bus passes and we also help them obtain drivers licenses, birth certificates, and help them get meaningful employment. We go out into the community hotspots where there is gang activity and we provide free hotdogs, chips, mask, sanitizer and covid safety tips while engaging the youth. We then sign them up for our program and also give them resources that can help them get focused and navigate them away from their current behaviors.
Funded by Cleveland, OH (September 2020)