Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services


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Which of the answers below provides a reason why a teenager may join a gang?

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1. Approximately how many active gangs are there currently in the United States?

2. Which racial and ethnic group is identified as being at high risk for gang involvement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test what you know about the gang prevention in schools. You'll review some strategies and services schools can offer to deter gang involvement and which students are at high risk.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet visit what you know about:

  • Reasons a teenage might join a gang
  • The number of active gangs in the United States today
  • The racial and ethnic group at high risk for gang involvement
  • How to discourage gang formation and activity in school

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you read about why a teenager may be drawn to joining a gang to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember the approximate number of gangs in the United States
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about the strategies that schools can take to prevent gang activity and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can read a more detailed explanation of this topic in the provided lesson, Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services. This lesson offers a more in-depth review of:

  • The needs a gang can fulfill for a kid
  • The amount of gang members that are under 18 years old
  • Creating a team of parents, students, staff and community personal
  • Implementing strong policies