Reginald Gordon, OG-1 – United in Peace

Founded in Houston by local activist Reginald Gordon, OG-1 Operation Outreach works with youths that are either presently incarcerated or recently released. Based on the ‘Scared Straight’ program, Gordon founded his program while incarcerated in 1983. However, OG-1 aims to incorporate more educational tactics over fear-based tactics because ‘fear is only temporary, while educational lasts a lifetime.’

The project aims to achieve it’s goals by working with youth and providing workshops aimed at educating young people of the consequences of a life of crime and criminal culture and encouraging them that there are benefits to finding and maintaining employment.

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