Mothers Against Gangs (MAG) is a Harrow-based support organisation for parents whose children are at risk of getting involved in gang culture. The organisation was formed after a number of stabbings between young males in Harrow in quick succession. Local police, mothers and statutory and voluntary sector agencies were all keen to explore how mothers might best help the situation.
Mothers Against Gangs now works to empower parents through information, training, awareness, education and recreation so that we are able to lead our children away from crime and gang culture.
MAG wants to grow its network and provide information and support to more parents and The Young Foundation is helping to refine its offer and develop a sound structure. In addition, we will be running resilience training for MAG members and parents in Harrow to develop skills and confidence in working on these challenging issues.
This work continues our work with MAG through the Building Local Activism programme – as detailed in our recent report Amplify: local campaigning in a digital world.