On a Thursday evening, resident coordinator Shari Clark presents the Gang Awareness Training Education or G.A.T.E. program to about 14 teens and pre-teens at the Pine Manor Community Center. Pine Manor is a community of about 3,400 people in south Fort Myers.
Tonight’s subject is addiction.
“Pretty soon that high goes away so then you have to try something different to get a step higher,” Clark said. “Which means that you are addicted."