Today, my friend Michael Gallup and I went to this place called Watershed. I went in thinking that they were an organization that feeds homeless, but as we talked to the head guy, Rev. Stewart, it turns out that they’re primarily focused on children – making sure that they’re fed and mentored and that they stay out of gangs.
I was caught a little off guard.
I mean, I knew that gangs existed around here, but I guess it never crossed my mind that we might be able to play a role in steering kids away from gang violence here in Little Rock.
Rev. Stewart brought up a documentary that was popular in the nineties about gang violence in Little Rock. I’ve watched some of it, and so far it’s really blown my mind. I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow.
We’re still processing our trip today, and I’m interested to see how we can work together to do some good here.