The Gang Awareness, Mentorship, and Education (GAME) program operates under the very important premise that youth gang participation is preventable and correctable. To that end, GAME provides several important gang or awareness presentations:
1) The Parent Power presentation teaches parents how to keep their children away from destructive behaviors and how to develop strong and positive relationships with their children while implementing effective and healthy discipline strategies.
2) The Gang Awareness and Prevention presentation teaches parents why youth get involved with gangs, gang membership warning signs, and what parents need to know and do to keep their children away from gangs and illegal drugs.
3) The Gang Awareness and Prevention presentation for youth teaches junior high and high school students about the realities of gang life and the severe legal penalties associated with gang-related criminal prosecutions. During this presentation, the youth hear from former hardcore gang members that candidly and vividly relate why youth should stay clear from gang and prison life.
4) The Gang Awareness and Prevention presentation for educators is delivered to school staff and administrators and touches on a variety of gang-related topics such as gang territories, signs, clothing, paraphernalia, recent trends, and safety tips.
5) The Drug Awareness Presentation for Youth teaches students about the harmful consequences of illegal narcotics and prescription drug abuse. During this presentation, former drug abusers share their harrowing personal stories of addiction to discourage youth from the ravaging effects of substance abuse. A similar presentation is also available for parents.
The CPU also provides free countywide Youth Empowerment and Safety (YES) presentations that directly impact youth safety and that cover a vast array of critical topics such as: Bullying/Cyberbullying, Human Trafficking, Internet Safety, Juveniles and the Law, Hate Crimes, Domestic Violence/Healthy Relationships, and the Power of Education.
For more information about the GAME program or YES presentations, please contact us at [email protected].