'Boston Uncornered' Program Pays Gang Bangers To Enroll In College


The city of Boston has an awesome program that is aimed at turning gang bangers into college graduates.

“Boston Uncornered” recruits gang members by paying them $400 a week to put down their guns and enroll in college.

Here’s the official description of the program via their website:

“Boston Uncornered” redirects the entrepreneurial, networking and leadership skills of gang involved youth (we call Core Influencers) from violence and incarceration to obtain a college credential and family-sustaining wage—driving positive change in our neighborhoods.

With the skills and opportunities to turn away from the “street corners” for good, we empower Core Influencers to use their influence, leadership abilities and networks to shift social norms in the neighborhoods—decreasing crime and increasing educational attainment and employment for all.



Get the full scoop courtesy of “CBS This Morning:”

This is such a wonderful program and it beats the alternative of death or incarceration.

Hopefully, other cities will create similar programs.