Gangs 101: Additional Resources

The following is a list of groups in Mecklenburg County available to teenagers, parents or anyone who needs help or more information. If you'd like to get involved with our teens, many of these groups also welcome volunteers. All people and agencies featured in the special which ran Monday, October 30th, at 7:30pm, are included. All calls and inquiries are welcome.

CMPD Gang of One:

704-432-GANG (4264)
Spanish-speaking officers available as well.

STRONGARM Ministries (Founder Jason Oberman was featured in show):

2nd Chance (Urban evangelist Johnny D was featured in show):

Urban Restoration (Charlotte's largest Inner-city outreach Ministry)

2128 Remount Road

Mayor's Youth Employment Program (MYEP)

This is a relatively new program. It works with at-risk students and helps promote success in school and life. Students who are screened and selected are given pre-employment training prior to being placed in a job with a host company in Charlotte.

Usually a summer job, employment will last eight weeks.
Contact: Alicia Jolla, 704-336-2116

Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte (Kids from B&GC were featured on WBTV show)

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

2424 N. Davidson Street, #110

Present Day Restitution - Need help with your homework?

Free After-School Program and tutoring for middle school students.
Monday through Thursday, 4:pm-6:pm
Free transportation from some schools.
Present Day Cares, Inc., 2730 Rozzelles Ferry Road, 704-393-2005.

YWCA (Kids from YWCA programs were featured on WBTV show) there are lots of YWCA branches.

The following are listed by Charlotte neighborhood.
Unless noted otherwise, the site serves ages 5-12 years old.

Belmont, 700 Parkwood Ave., 704-376-3495.
Jennifer Ford is Site Coordinator (the Mom featured on WBTV show)

Cedarknoll, 304 Green Needles Court, 704-525-4258
Elmonia Lattaker is acting Site Coordinator

Double Oaks/Greenville, 1330 Spring Street, 704-336-6858
Yolanda Bynum is acting Site Coordinator
This region specifically serves youth ages 11-16.

Naomi Drenan, 750 Beal Street, 704-366-4296
Jamila Douglass is Site Coordinator

Gladedale, 5805 Old Providence Road, 704-366-3413
LaShawn Parker is Site Coordinator

Leafcrest, 6513 Leafcrest Lane, 704-552-9293
Lea Ann Sutton is Site Coordinator

Savanna Woods, 3124 Leaside Lane, 704-376-0123
Altacie Short is Site Coordinator

Sunridge, 4005 Sunridge Lane, 704-532-2244
Richard Smith is Site Coordinator

Tuckaseegee, 4820 Tuckaseegee Road, 704-393-4017
Christopher Holloman is Site Coordinator
This region specifically serves youth ages 11-16.

Fusion - Student Outreach Ministry of Midwood Baptist Church

(Partners with CMPD's Gang of One)
Wednesdays at 5:pm... tutoring, dinner and Bible study
Garry Baldwin, 2029 Mecklenburg Avenue, 704-376-8944

New Creation Christian Church

The Fountain - first Saturday each month for ages 12-17.
4141 Shopton Road
Karen Woods or Fred Thompson
704-504-2890, 803-320-9738

Police Athletic League - Variety of athletic programs for kids/teens

Sgt. Robert McManus,

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

A variety of healthy, fun and educational opportunities for teens including Teen Leaders Club, after school activities, sports, summer camp, counselor training and other specialty clubs. Contact your nearest YMCA for specific programs.

  • Childress Klein YMCA, Maurice Hikes, 704-716-6460
  • Harris YMCA, Nikki Erny, 704-716-6910
  • Johnston YMCA, Jason Jacobs, 704-716-6323
  • Lake Norman YMCA, Keith Poston, 704-716-4463
  • McCrorey YMCA, Rommel Ritarita, 704-716-6511
  • Lowe's YMCA, John Merritt, 704-716-4030
  • Simmons YMCA, 704-716-6600
  • Siskey YMCA, Genevieve Roy, 704-716-4222
  • Stratford Richardson YMCA, Regina Fisher, 704-716-4817
  • Steele Creek YMCA and Morrison YMCA at Ballantyne, Mike Davria 704-716-4936
  • University City YMCA, Derek White, 704-716-6748

Nations Ford Community Church - Saturday Night Live!

Second Saturday each month, ages 11-18.
7410 Nations Ford Road, Ted DuBose, 704-583-2009

Iglesia Nazarena Principe de Paz - God & Gangs

3rd Saturday of each month, ages 11-18.
900 Seneca Place, Miguel Corona or Celia Corona
704-941-9540 or

Kingdom of God Christian Church, Our Father's Ministries

Power House Palace - 4th Saturday each month, ages 11-18.
William Bunson or James Baldwin
704-529-7750 or 704-523-8824

LifePointe Christian, Christ the King Lutheran, Good Shepherd United Methodist

First Friday each month, ages 11-18.
Southwest Middle School, 13624 Steele Creek Road
Matt McGue, John Pavlovitz, Marilyn Bollinger
704-583-6017 or 704-588-3309 or 704-587-0073

Silver Mount Baptist - Friday Nite Jump Off!

3rd Friday each month, ages 11-18.
501 W. Arrowood Road, Tomeak Easter, 704-576-2404