Atlanta is an ongoing, growing city lacking opportunities for teens. In the state of Georgia, the epidemic crisis of the youth continues to spread, as millions of lost children every second become another statistics in the books.Over 910 youth under age 18 are incarcerated in adult correctional facilities, serving adult sentences and over 28,429 juvenile arrests , have been made since 2005(child Defense Fund,1). Georgia spends 2 times as much per prisoner as per public school pupil; This epidemic crisis is on the rise and for decades we have chosen to deal with these issues by moving away from prevention and using policies that often result in more arrest, trails and incarceration. Research conducted by Howard university concluded that, “Choosing enforcement over prevention produces flawed, costly, policies that often inflict incalculable harm to the very community. In 2004, 89 children and teenagers in Georgia died of firearm injuries, including: 57 homicides, 27 suicides, and 5 unintentional and undetermined shootings.