PROSSER, Wash-- Once a month the Prosser Gang Task Force meets and discusses ways to cut down illegal activity in their city.
Thursday's group discussion was about youth involvement in after school and outreach programs run through the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Six members of the Gang Task Force showed up to go over the financial plausibility of the after school program. It's something a number of people agree would create a better foundation for the city's youth, but it comes at a cost.
"What I heard from the group tonight was they'd like us to explore this a little but more," says Charlie Bush, a member of the Gang Task Force. "So we're going to continue to look at it. It's a costly option, particularly for a small community like ours, but it's definitely something we think would benefit us quite a bit."
In terms of price, the numbers thrown around show the program could cost upwards of $100,000. As for where a program like this might be, that's unclear. The group says the high school is cramped for space.