Format: Webinar, original date May 7, 2019
Hosted by: Infopeople, as part of the California State Library Mental Health Initiative webinar series, Where Compassion Meets Action
Length: 1 hour
Gang participation and gang recruitment diverts promising youth to a path of crime and violence—of undesirable shortcuts. Often, such youth end up in the juvenile justice system, caught in a system which forever denies them a future. Understanding the causes of gang involvement is crucial for guiding youth towards positive role models and healthy support systems.
In this webinar, presenter Kyle Lee, founder of Pasadena’s YES (Youth Empowerment and Strength), explains how his organization is working in gang prevention and intervention. He underscores the most common causes of gang involvement and discuss ways in which libraries can offer themselves as support systems for youth potentially involved with gangs.
Presented by: Kyle Lee