Urban Youth Workers Institute has been on a journey with Orange County Probation and the local faith community. The coalition is called Lives Worth Saving and is making a real difference. You may have seen the post earlier this year about the Faith Based Gang Summit hosted at Santa Ana College this past June. Lives Worth Saving has continued to move forward and is training churches to do street intervention work. The first class of 18 youth workers graduated last Tuesday after 8 weeks of classroom training and 3 weeks of work on the streets. It was a great success and Pastor Kevin Brown will be starting the next class on Tuesday, October 21. Here are the details below:
Lives Worth Saving will be offering a 12-week course on Gang Intervention, begining on October 21st and concluding on January 3rd.
The course is divided into two phases. The first phase is eight weeks of classroom training covering a variety of topics designed to help the intervention worker bring hope and practical resources to the gang member and their family. These classes are held every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The second phase is the actually going to the gang member in the street and applying what has been taught. This will be conducted on four consecutive Saturday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Please contact Pastor Kevin Brown for more information at 714-321-5701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are serious about being part of the solution, please consider taking this class. You can also keep up to date on all of the things happening with Lives Worth Saving at its website: http://www.lives-worth-saving.com.