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Gang Awareness Workshop held at Halifax CC

 

On Oct. 13, the PRIDE male mentoring group hosted a Gang Awareness Workshop.  The purpose of the workshop was to raise general awareness of gangs. Gangs are on the rise, not only in individual communities, but in the state as well.  The workshop helped those in attendance identify the types of gangs that exist and how to prevent our children from joining.  The presenter for the workshop was Johnny Arrington who works at Caledonia Correctional Center.

 

Arrington emphasized that children and young adults need to get their education. He shared his personal story and said that he was not good in school and could have easily taken the wrong direction in life. Arrington had a mentor, though, who helped him learn to read and get back on the right track. “Education is the key to changing your life around,” he added.

 

Johnny Arrington

Johnny Arrington