A recent Advancement Project report identified six major risk factors that contribute to gang involvement:
Lack of jobs for youth
Poverty compounded by social isolation
Negative peer networks
Lack of parental supervision
Early academic failure and lack of school attachment
The last four of these six factors are directly related to the role of the adult in the household, and the Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) offers the Parent Project® and the Teen Project® in English and Spanish to help parents and families reconnect and form more wholesome domestic groupings. The Parent Project®’s phenomenal success is well-documented.
Students who fall into the final 2-2.5% who are still at risk after taking our Gang Prevention Education Program are certain to have several of these negative elements at home, and the parenting classes help parents to see their roles and their duties as parents.
We offer multiple sessions in English and Spanish each year and have the capacity to serve several hundred parents and children. To register for the next available session, or for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 293-9323.
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