“N’STEP to me is not only a place to gain knowledge…and to get different outlooks concerning gang life and everything that comes with it, it is also a place of acceptance, no matter what “hood” you are from, or even if you are not from one at all…where no one will discredit or judge you because of the way you look, act, or because of what allegiances you may or may not have…N’STEP has taught me many things as well as given me many different outlooks on life…The lesson I value the most is self-awareness.
I’m 19 years old and a member of a Gangster Disciple Nation called F.O.L.K.S. I am also a student of N’STEP…, but first I am a man. My street name was “Bully”, in prison, I’m branded “888278”, but through N’STEP, I’ve gotten to know and love me, Lyndale Galloway.” – Lyndale Galloway, Gangster Disciple
“N’STEP is a class that can give individuals
an understanding that eradicates the miscreant aspect of the gang mentality,
which also awakens and elevates their consciousness to become a productive
member of society. I am truly one to witness how beneficial N’STEP has been to
others as well as myself mentally, physically and spiritually for I too was a
product of the poverty-stricken environment that I grew up in…I have acquired
much growth, mentally, spiritually and physically with the help of my dear brother Le’Taxione™ and his works.
To Le’Taxione™ and all the members of N’STEP do I owe my deepest gratitude…N’STEP has given me an understanding to propel my actions in accord with productive and positive thought. I am now able to look past all my past differences and excel for a much brighter future.” – Calvin J. Washington, Hoover Criminal Gang
“During the time that I was a student in the N’STEP class I saw myself learning things that I never thought I would be able to learn, such things as how to resolve issues before there is violence and how to look at everyone around me and know that they have the right to be respected along with having the right to live.” – Maurice Dalton