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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.