Working Together to Remove Gang Graffitti

Last Summer Trees Asheboro sponsored a mural project for our young friends at the Central Boys and Girls Club in Asheboro - and the results were fantastic. A fifty feet long retaining wall on Martin Luther King Drive that had been covered with the "tags" of various gangs was transformed into a colorful inspirational mural. The mural's text message, Change Your Thoughts, Change Our World has been a positive force in our community for several months.

When the mural was tagged recently with a gang symbol there was no disagreement about what to do! Boys and Girls Club members repainted their mural, and had fun in the process.