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26.9.15

Gang rates dropping in Maskwacis say police and band officials - APTN National NewsAPTN National News: “I just let them (youth) know that it’s really not a good life. It may sound cool, but it’s really not after you really open your eyes and notice what you’re doing is bad,” said Louis.

The program started a year ago and is thriving, according to Leslie Montour, an outreach worker who is also a former gang member who turned her life around.

“It was definitely needed with our youth. With our program we talk to them about better choices, education, what they’re showing their younger siblings…it’s done so well for the ones that really needed us the most. To hear them, to take charge,” said Montour. “This has been so great because the majority of them we’ve gotten to look for jobs, stay in school, they’ve really come a long, long way from when we started.”


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