Jason Sylvester shares his story of how he went from a Birmingham gang member to an aspirational football coach. FORMER GANG member Jason Sylvester is a testament to how a life can be turned around away from criminality and the code of the streets. Now a head coach to West Bromwich Albion’s under-11s Colts, Sylvester spoke movingly about his personal journey through the criminal justice pipeline to emerge as a respected youth mentor and sports professional with a new meaning to his life. He was giving the keynote speech at a national conference in Birmingham on ‘Responding to Youth Violence’ presented by the EU Gangs Project.
Here you cav find his notes presented at the conference: