The Gang Alternatives Program (GAP) will be holding its Gangfree Life® 3-day Academy Training and Certification Series beginning on Wednesday, January 29 to Friday, January 31, 2014. This event is scheduled to be held at the Holiday Inn in Harbor Gateway, CA and participants from Los Angeles and all over the United States are invited to attend. Participants will be provided with access to the academy, meals, networking reception, post conference field trip, certification of completion and a Gangfree Life® grab bag.

GAP’s vision is to prevent young people from joining gangs. The GAP mission is to eliminate the base of gang membership by having a generation of young people say “No” to gangs and “Yes” to positive lifestyle choices. GAP is excited to provide this first of its kind certification and training academy program to other local and national partners. My Gangfree Life®, is a State of California Principals of Learning approved in class gang prevention program and is based on the City of Paramount’s Gang Resistance (G.R.I.P) model. According to the USDOJ, Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention, the program model is touted as a “Best Practices” program, which is a nationwide comprehensive gang strategy to address community gang problems.

We invite you to participate! Proceeds from this academy will be utilized to help keep kids out of gangs and graffiti off of our streets by training and certifying Gangfree Life® professionals. GAP is one of the best gang prevention programs ever conceived with many years of successful outcomes!

There are several ways to get involved and to help. Sponsorships are available at three levels. In addition, you may purchase individual or group (3 or more ) scholarships for those who you would like to sponsor as a gangfree life® professional. See the enclosed for the detailed benefit list for each sponsorship level and for information on scholarship opportunities. We encourage you to register your sponsorship soon to receive the maximum visibility for your marketing dollars.

Please contact  me or SueAnn, GAP’s Public and Governmental Affairs team, at (310) 684-2059 or if you have any questions or need additional information. We would be delighted to include your company on our list of Academy supporters. The children of our communities count on people just like you!