July’s Focus: Gangs Posted July 1, 2016 by Carleen

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Students may seek out gangs to have a sense of purpose or belonging. It is our responsibility to show them that there are better places, like SAVE, to find that sense of purpose. SAVE chapters should ensure that the student body knows SAVE is a healthy alternative and that SAVE members are always willing to listen. A good way to keep your school safe is to teach students to recognize common gang symbols and colors. Invite a law enforcement officer to your school to speak to students about the dangers of gangs. A good service project is to partner with local agencies to create “safe places” where students can go to hang out.  Most importantly, remember to always be aware of your surroundings.  More info      – Haley, SAVE Youth Advisory Board