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May 2010

Teen Gang Awareness

by Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, gang awareness, gang issues, risk youth, Teen Gang Awareness, teen gangs, teen issues, troubled teenagers

There are dozen of reasons why teenagers join gangs; most of those reasons are exactly the same as why some teenagers join boy scouts or similar social groups. That may include everything from searching for structure and love, need for recognition, place of acceptance to tradition, safety and protection. There are other risk factors involved with teens joining a gang. Racism is one, when people are treated different they will…