Monday, September 29, 2008

To Escape Gangs and Violence, Kids Often Turn to Sports

So many young lives have been taken way too early because of gang violence. Urban centers throughout North America have become home of thousands of gangs (Los Angeles County is home to more than 150,000 gang members LA Almanac, 2002). Sports Illustrated recently wrote an article about how many kids are looking for escape routes - sports being one of those. These alternatives provide a sense of community that many youth seek. Please pray that more kids would find shelter in local churches, sports and other safe havens.

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