timberland stores london a North Nashville gang parents want their boys to join
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) There is a gang in North Nashville that most parents with troubled young boys may want their son to join.
Leaders in North Nashville hope to change lives and fight back against teen crime with a special program. program founder Bishop Marcus Campbell. “It all leads to a bad road of destruction, and what we try to show these young men is that there is more out there to life than living that lifestyle of criminal activity.”
But this is a different type of gang.
“Gang activity either led to prison time or either death,” Campbell told News 2.
Each of these teenagers was recommended by the juvenile justice system.
All were, at one point, arrested for committing various crimes. program Journeymen,
who serve as mentors, these teens now have a new outlook on life.
Brian Douglas wants to go to college and become an Electrical Engineer.
His brother also graduated from the program.
they are used to is being on the street and being creative in the street, what this program helps them to do is be creative in the right way and use their potential in a positive manner,” Calloway said. program has graduated nearly 70 young men over the past five years with a pretty good success rate.
Most are still in high school and on track to graduate, ten have gone on to college and one joined the military.
If the participant doesn’t complete it, they have to start all over,
which extends the length of their probation.
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