Local groups looking for funding to combat gangs

Six groups to get nearly $500,000 from Kern Co.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Gang prevention is on the minds of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday as the board looks to approve budgets for the next fiscal year. More importantly, they'll  be talking about how to fund programs that give an alternate route to joining gangs. 

There six different organizations looking for the county's financial support related to gangs. And those six different groups will get an array of funding for different programs totaling  just shy of half a million dollars.

Among the organizations is Garden Pathway, who is expected to get $125,000 dollars for their program to help recruit adults in the county for their mentoring program.

Another organization is Stay Focus Inc. who will get close to $180,000 dollars. Their organization works with youths 6 to 18 years old to give them alternative routes than joining gangs and helping them work to further their education.

The Board of Supervisors first meet in their chambers on Truxtun Avenue at 9 a.m., their second meeting is at 2 p.m..
 

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