I am a 42 year old black male that grew up in Brooklyn NY during the crack era. I have escaped the faith of must of my friends and family that were involved in the crack game. which were death or prison. I have been working with teens and young adults since 2001 and it seems that they are faced with similar problems as me growing up. I would share my experience of being a drug dealer so they can see that the consequences you faced were not worth it. I would show them other alternatives rather then being on the street. I have managed to help numerous of young adults to pursue their dreams, get into college and become a productive part of society.