My name is Paul Hoyer, or formerly known in the streets as "Playboy Brim" aka SP. Im 27 years old, born july 1st 1987. Im from Cheasepeake, Virginia and I am a former member of the street gang wildly known as the BLOODS. At a young age I got myself trapped in the wrong crowed, in the wrong neighborhood and I joyned my first gang by the age of 10 years old. From that time I've spent about 13 years behind bars. I know first hand about what ruining life is like, about what ruining a family is like and about what hurting people for no reason except for the benefit of the gang is like. I have watched some of my best friends parents have to barry their child because of the nonsens of the gang violence. I have multiple friends who will never see freedom again because they are locked in prison from 40-80 years due to gang violence. I have lived and breath gang baning for the past 16 years and here I stand embarrassed and ashamed of my past. But I am not to proud to exploit my past for the betterment of our youth. I have lived more than half of my life drowning in excuses, pain, misery and hate and now finally at almost 28 years old I'm at a since of peace at my life. I am engaged to a beautiful women who's been helping me for the past year researched and plan and create the blue print to our futur gang provention organization called the relief for P.A.G.E (parent against gangs everywhere). So CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Me and my fiance seek to establish a gang provention program to prevent at risk youth from turning the gangs and going to prison at a young age. We also seek to teach to identity have the means to teach and hold classes for the kids and for the parents and for the family as a hole. To learn about the gang, the signs you should look for, the culture and most of all how to provent them. We would also like to provide the means by whitch the child may elevate out of the gang cultures saftly. I have many ideas and plans incorporated into this organization such as community services, big brother programs, showing the generosity of a gentleman and work ethics of a man, teach fotball, baseball, basketball, throw big picknicks for all the youths and parents in local parks and etc. to just name a few. I believe enough pain has been caused in this world and WE can help stop a lot of it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to help and show us how. I watched so many kids come from neighborhoods like myself and grow into killers and the sad part is a lot of times they don't even realise the harm, pain and mistakes they have made until it's to late. Because coming from areas and enviroments like us, a gang violens has become the norm. Gangs can be prevented and it's really not that hard to prevent them. But it's up to us to make sure they are prevented. The parent is not to be blamed for the actions of the child but as a parent you can do a lot to help our child go down that right path filled with love, confident and guidance. And just because our kids become subjected to gangs does not mean we failed as parents, and it doesn't mean we were bad parents and it also don't mean that our kids are bad people, they are just misunderstood and us as adults are missing the signs to understand them. I've watched my childhood go down the drain and my parents were not the ones to blame, but for many years I've watched them blame themselfes. And I'm here to not only lightning the child about gang prevention but also the parents to realise they're not the mistake either. So PLEASE help me save as many kids as I can from the same mistakes I've made. Me and my fiance have been working hard, independently, researching and planning so I'm begging and pleading for any help or donation to get relief for P.A.G.E. (parents against gangs everywhere) recognised by the state corporation commission as a non-profit organization. Our goal is to raise at least 5000 dollars to help pay for lawyer fees, filing fees, charter fees, registration fees and etc. So PLEASE help us. If you have any personal questions about what we want to create or if you are a parent with a question to help enlighten you about the gang please feel free to contact me at my e-mail and I PROMISE I'll get back in touch with you asap. My email is: [email protected] Thank you for all your help.