Monday, November 21, 2011

Tony and Will - Part 1

A few months back I wrote about meeting two former gang members Tony and Will, during my volunteering activities at the Southern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic in Norwalk, CA (SYCRCC). I had pitched my Citizen film project to get them interested in a consulting job and maybe more. After their release they were housed at somewhat of a half-way house in Moreno Valley, CA and I drove out there to take them out for meals and to get a conversation going about how we could work together. We would just hang out and one day we went for a hike at the nearby Perris Valley reservoir. We slowly built up a little bit of a connection, a little bit of trust.