Youth groups fight gang violence
About half of the shootings in NYC are gang related. Because the majority of gangs and street crews are made up of young teens and adults in their early twenties, several organizations have launched efforts to stop the violence. The groups NEXT Steps and Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (Y.O. S.O.S) are two in the city that regularly host programs designed to help young people channel their frustrations without resorting to violence.