Date: October 28, 2017
From: Gang Alternatives Program (GAP)
Public & Governmental Affairs
309 W. Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

Contact: Dimmery Davis
Tel: (310) 519-7233

Gang Alternatives Program (GAP)

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund awards GAP 15,000.00 for Gangfree Life Programs.

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 28, 2017) – GAP is thrilled to announce the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund has awarded the Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) Gangfree Life Program $15,000.00 to go towards supporting our vision to prevent young people from joining gangs. The Dwight Stuart Youth Fund supports organizations providing direct services and experiences to underserved children and youth to enable them to gain the skills, values and confidence to achieve their potential.

GAP provides a multi-service of programs adopting the “Social Ecological Model” which is based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) four-level framework for designing prevention strategies. The Gang Alternatives Program has championed the advancement of over 6,000 children and 25,000 families per year in Los Angeles County by providing them with “best practice” approaches to violence prevention and reducing crime by changing the individual, the family, the community and the cultural influences to eliminate the base of gamg membership by having a generation of young people say “no” to gangs and “yes” to positive lifestyle choices.