President of Gang Association speaks  to Appling students

President of the Georgia Gang Association, Chief Jose Ramirez, was invited by Dr. Kandiss Taylor, Student Services Coordinator for the Appling County Board of Education, to speak to 4th-12th grade students over a two-day period this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Chief Ramirez presented his testimony of successfully leaving the gang lifestyle and challenged the students to consider, “What are you doing with your time?”

Chief Ramirez gave real life examples of gang destruction and better ways to spend time. He held a parent meeting with invited stakeholders and encouraged the community to invest in our youth to prevent gang expansion.