Tulsans Step Up After Gang Prevention Summit

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

Just a week after a two-day gang prevention summit, Tulsans are getting involved.

The Tulsa mayor's office is working with the US attorney to turn the ideas from last week's meeting into an action plan. Some ordinary citizens are already stepping up.

Richard Fernandez says he used to be an at risk kid himself. "I had a mentor. Believe it or not, I had a mentor, who didn't know me. He just knew my situation and he said I'll give you a chance. I'll give you an opportunity. And it’s up to you whether you make something of yourself or not."

Fernandez says he juggles a lot of obligations between working full time and going to school. But even just one hour a week can be powerful.

If you want to get involved, call the Mayor's Action Line at 596-2100.