Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives is celebrating over 35 years of keeping kids off the streets and out of gangs.

 

A Special ``Thank You`` From The Re...

Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives Executive Director Reverend Leon Kelly gives a special “THANK YOU” to all the supporters who have made this organization thrive for the past 30 years.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock For...

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaks about the impact Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives has had on the Denver communities for the past 30 years.

A Special Presentation

IN THE NEWS

Thousands March in Denver for Peace and Unity on Martin Luther King Day

( DENVER, January 30, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Rev. Leon Kelly, Executive Director of Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives Program—the oldest anti-gang program in Colorado—was out on the streets for Denver’s Martin Luther King Day celebration as he has been for the past 31 years. He was joined by volunteers from the local chapter of The Way

Renowned gang interventionist wants to retire, but there’s no one to replace him

For 36 years, Reverend Leon Kelly has been intrinsic to the fight against gang violence. Now, he’s having trouble retiring. DENVER — For 36 years, Reverend Leon Kelly has been monumental in the fight against gang violence. He started one of the oldest anti-gang programs based in Denver: Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. Kelly has

2 suspects in custody after fatal, ‘targeted’ shooting

“It’s absolutely horrifying”: Denver gang leaders arming younger recruits to carry out deadly vendettas.

As part of a national trend, older gang members are asking younger recruits to carry out gang violence.