US (NY): Mentors push gardens over gangs for Long Island children

Science and engineering students from Brentwood High School are mentoring a bilingual third grade class about growing gardens hydroponically and healthy eating.

The older kids are telling the younger ones that having a hobby opposed to the dangerous gang life some are being lured into across Long Island. Their community has gained notoriety for all the wrong reasons, but the students are focused on change and motivation.

“Do you see how happy they are?” said student Hector Barahona. “Look at them, they are grasping to the hydroponics because it is an alternative to gang life.”

Read more at CBS New York


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