Build a better community through small change. Gather any coins you can find – stuck in your pockets, buried in your purse, hiding in the nooks of your car – and place them in any container, a water bottle, a zip-loc bag, an empty can, etc. Any small change can lead to a big change. Then simply drop your change off at our AFY office at 3375 Koapaka Street B290 Honolulu, HI 96819 or call us for arrangements.
Change for Change
so all youth can reach their full potential
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Toward a Gang Solution was the first book written by AFY and published back in 1996. This book looks at the adolescent gang as a low- income minority phenomenon consisting of members in an age range from middle school through early adulthood. It is presented in four sections. The first covers historic development of youth gangs; the second looks at gangs from group theory perspective; third presents the philosophy and practice principles of the Redirectional Method as a Method to help reduce youth violence among gang members; fourth illustrates the implementation of the Method through case examples.
"Turning It Around", Redirectional Therapy (RT) is the second book written and published by AFY. The book explains the organization's signature Redirectional Therapy credited with helping violent and dangerous youth lead productive lives. The book also describes numerous case studies that supports AFY's successful work. An important segment in the book explains how AFY conducts successful mediations between gang rivals and how to solve their differences in a peaceful and non-violent way. The RT is proven to be a credible therapeutic intervention designed to rehabilitate a population that has been stigmatized as hopeless.