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  • 1. How do Youth Gangs affect society? Brian Choi Block B November, 28, 2011
  • 2. Introduction
    • Definition: A gang whose members consists of adolescents/ teenagers
    • Quote: “The growth of youth gangs over the past few decades is a major cause for concern…” – John J. Wilson
    • Statistic: 40% of gangs are juvenile
  • 3. Who are in Youth Gangs?
    • Both boys and girls are active in youth gangs (360,000 are boys, 32,000 girls were involved in gang related activity)
    • Gangs are formed in rural and urban areas
    • Formed especially in large cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago.
    • Worldwide in Central America and Asia
  • 4. What are gang signals?
    • They are visual or verbal symbols members use to identify affiliation
    • Forms such as tattoos, graffiti, and hand signs are common
    • The symbols sometimes represent their culture
  • 5. What is the violence like?
    • Violence in school occurs frequently due to gangs
    • Assaulting rival gangs or members
    • Violence in school increases in cities such as Cleveland and Delaware
  • 6. What are the outcomes???
    • Delinquent activity (not attending school, Theft and robberies)
    • Possibly homicide
    • Murder rate goes up
    • Graffiti appears on textbooks, desks and bathrooms (in schools)
  • 7. How should we prevent?
    • Feature programs such as G.R.E.A.T. and CAP
    • These programs prevent gangs from forming
    • Teach dangers of gang formation in schools
  • 8. Educational Counselor
    • Def. - A person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems.
      • - $53,000 (median)
      • - +14% I will have this occupation
      • -At least a bachelor’s degree
      • - Teachers, social workers, health educators
  • 9. High School Career academies
    • River Hill High School Class of 2016
    • Engineering Academy
    • It will help me with my designing skills and listening skills
  • 10. Walden University
    • Located on 650 South Exeter Street Baltimore, MD 21202
    • Yearly tuition is $512
    • Personal, employment, and academic history
    • Specializes in counseling, and it was founded in 1970
  • 11. Community Service
    • I volunteered in a soup kitchen
    • I wanted to make a difference in the community by serving food to people that need it
  • 12. Prior Employment
    • Cashier at Roots Market Monday- Thursday 1-3 hours, 2011
    • Volunteered at Lorien Nursing Center, 2011
    • Received black belt at age 11 in Kicks USA, 2009
    • Performed in CMS orchestra from 2010-2012
  • 13. Citing