Mobile, AL Reduces Crime, Increases Youth Engagement
About the City of Mobile, AL
Mobile, a port city in southern AL, is home to more than 192,000 residents. The largest municipality along the Gulf Shore, Mobile is known for its French origins, deep Civil War history, and rich culture.
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Without school to attend or enough extracurricular opportunities to keep youth engaged in the summer months, Mobile, AL city officials began noticing an uptick in youth-related crime. In response, the City’s mayor, Sandy Stimpson, surveyed the city’s teens and young adults to discover a desire for more opportunities to work and be involved in the community.