NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gun violence in Nashville is on the rise. So far, this year we’ve had 16 teenagers die on our streets.
Mentoring programs are trying to help the problem, including one called GANG, “Gentleman and not Gangsters.” It takes teens on probation and tries to give them hope.
The teens have been convicted of crimes like drug dealing, aggravated assault and bringing guns to school. They say, in their neighborhoods, the problem is that teens just ‘don’t care’. These mentors are trying to change that.
“We’re on the eighth week. We are almost done,” says Mentor Antonio French to the group.