April 26, 2016

Comin’ Up: saying goodbye to the gang life

Members of the Comin' Up: Gang Intervention program get forklift training.

Sherry Hudson

Members of the Comin' Up: Gang Intervention program get forklift training.

Comin' Up

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According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, there are more than 4,600 gangs reported in Texas with more than 100,000 members.

According to the same report, DFW gang Tango Blast is the most prominent gang threat in Texas with many members in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Boys and Girls Club has a program, Comin’ Up: Gang Intervention, that serves more than 1,000 gang-involved youth between 13 and 24 years old in Fort Worth communities.

The program provides needs-based services and activities to reduce gang violence and influence positive change. Click on the picture above to discover the story of the Comin’ Up program and the youth working to turn their lives around.

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