New board game teaches youth the gravity of their choices
"Caught Up" the intervention game saves youth
Last Updated: 111 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - "If we could get a child or young teenager to learn how to play chess and then still learn the importance of their choices out in the streets then we would solve two problems".
Caught Up the Intervention Game is a twist on chess that's helping at risk youth learn the importance of their actions before they become a pawn in the gang and drug lifestyle.
Co-founder Isaiah Crompton explained, "we're trying to get some of the youth before they start to see if they're on the board, if they're a 'lil homie', if they're out there, and if not try to keep them off the board try to keep them out of that culture".
The game starts out as a regular chess match but once pieces are taken off the board, players must then read real-life scenarios that are played out daily in the gang culture.
"You'll pick a card and turn it over and talk about the consequences, that choice you made that move you made that got you taken off the board", Crompton said.
If you have any questions or you'd like to order the game you can click here to contact Crompton on the game's Facebook page.
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