Leading the Inner City from Gangs to Prosperity
|Event Start Date||Thursday, March 24, 2011|
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102
|Event Start Time||8:00 am - 9:00 am|
MSEL Presents: Christopher Yanov
Check in and breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m.
Please RSVP no later than March 21 by going to http://bit.ly/MSELChrisYanov.
A key challenge of leadership is to educate and inspire those around us to lead more effectively in their own lives. This challenge is of critical importance in communities of at-risk individuals and young adults who, too often, are presented with lifestyle alternatives that are damaging, dangerous and an economic drain on society, such as with young adults and gangs. Here are some facts:
Keeping people out of prison and living more productive lives, moreover, could add billions to the economy. Yet most efforts over the past few decades haven’t stopped gang violence. In fact, street gangs have become more violent and have spread to more American cities. Why? Because gang prevention programs don’t work. In fact, they may well have unintentionally fueled gang violence.
How can this be so? And what can today's leaders do to transform inner-city neighborhoods plagued by gang violence? Come find out at the most eye-opening MSEL Executive Breakfast event of the year.
Previously, Yanov worked with gang members for five years before starting Reality Changers in May 2001 with just $300. Now the program's 200 plus students have earned over $10,000,000 in scholarships from all sources. More recently, Yanov was also selected as an inaugural commissioner of the San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, is the chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee, and is putting the finishing touches on his book, How to End Gang Violence in America.
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