Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Better LA fights youth violence

One of the interesting organizations we encountered at the Alliance of Youth Movements summit was A Better LA - an organization that fights gang violence in Los Angeles. Pete Carroll, USC's head football coach, is their founder - I'd seen him on CNN talking about how to stop youth violence around the same time as the Chicago gang death that made news on YouTube 2 weeks ago. A Better LA trains young people to teach each other how to engage in lives outside of gangs; they have a great YouTube channel that summarizes their work in Los Angeles:

Here's Coach Carroll on ESPN talking about the organizations work and why it's important.


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