Former gang member-come-youth-at-risk worker and motivational speaker

Former gang member-come-youth-at-risk worker and motivational speaker

Life lessons from a former gang member

Amir Javid shares his confessional tale of how easily his life turned to organized crime at Sicamous' Red Barn and Eagle River Secondary.

  • Mar. 12, 2014 5:00 a.m.

 

Former gang member-come-youth-at-risk worker and motivational speaker, Amir Javid shares his confessional tale of how easily his life turned to organized crime to an attentive crowd March 3 at the Red Barn. The following day he shared his harrowing yet hopeful, and sometimes humorous story to students at Eagle River Secondary. Javid’s presentations were sponsored by the Eagle Valley Restorative Justice Program and, according to co-ordinator Carol Leczkovics, represent a proactive approach to help raise awareness of the potential traps that exist for youth.