Daring new scheme offers ex-gang members a new start

Former gang members are being given a helping hand to turn their lives around thanks to a groundbreaking new scheme being run in the West Midlands. The young people are being paired up with business people who will mentor them and offer them advice on following a new path and leaving a life of crime behind. REAL Leaders, a community interest company based in Birmingham, in partnership with Leaders in Business, is running the scheme, called The Blue Project. It is looking for new mentors to sign up and learn leadership skills in a complex and challenging situation at the …

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