Why do teens join gangs ?

By: Angelica Marecka

Why are teens joining gangs? Teens join gangs for a number of reasons. Here are some common ones. Teens think joining a gang can help them provide for their family financially or some just like the money and don't care what they have to do to get the money. Sometimes, they want to feel part of something or feel like they're wanted but the truth is, these people in the gangs don't care about them! What happens when one of these kids gets sent to jail for making one mistake on a simplw task? Nobody in their gang will bail them out! Also, some kids do it for the drugs and the reputation. Some teens love doing drugs every day and how doing drugs makes them look. They like the reputation they have on the street. In reality, they look dumb.