El Nido’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adults, family, and community resistance to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaborations and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services.
The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established in July of 2007 to address gang violence in a comprehensive and coordinated way throughout the City.
GRYD Program Updates
Updates, events, and info about El Nido’s implementation of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s GRYD program serving the children, youth and families of Los Angeles.
A group of amazing volunteers spent their Saturday morning stuffing 200 duffel bags with sports equipment for the kids at El Nido Family Centers.
Play It Forward a student-run organization sponsored the event and provided the sports gear for the duffels, and our longtime partner Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities contributed fitness essentials and goodies for the event.
Launched in April of 2019, El Nido’s GRYD Gaming Group is off to a great start at our Pacoima FamilySource Center. The goal of the class is to utilize something that our youth are already engaged in, as a vehicle to help build “soft” skills and community collaboration.
Over 100 youth and families from El Nido Family Centers’ Gang Reduction program were treated to a party in the park with their families thanks to the members of the newly organized El Nido Junior Board of Directors.
When Robert was thirteen, a friend who was in El Nido Family Centers’ GRYD program brought him to El Nido.
Thanks to a grant from Women Helping Youth, our students will be using brand new photography equipment! They recently took a field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific with their new equipment to learn how to take photos under difficult lighting conditions.