Danville gang prevention program earns state recognition

Program won award from Virginia Municipal League

DANVILLE, Va. – A program to help reduce gang activity in Danville is being recognized.

Project Imagine has won the Virginia Municipal League's top award for innovative solutions by a local government.

It's a nine-week program that offers life coaching and allows at-risk teens to work for a city department and earn money.

The goal is to show them they can be successful without being in a gang.

The next session is scheduled to start Monday.

About the Author:

Colter Anstaett

Colter Anstaett joined WSLS in January 2016 as the station’s Southside bureau reporter.

Note to users: Comments on WSLS.com are migrating over to our new website. All comments before 11/12/19 at 12 p.m. will be temporarily blank until the migration is complete. All past conversations will be restored. New comments can be posted now. Questions? Contact news@wsls.com.