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Outdoor excursions in the central Oregon area around Bend provide mentoring and recreation opportunities for at-risk youth as part of the “Unify Portland, Living Free” program born through the Community Peace Collaborate, Portland’s anti gang effort.

Outdoor excursions in the central Oregon area around Bend provide mentoring and recreation opportunities for at-risk youth as part of the “Unify Portland, Living Free” program born through the Community Peace Collaborate, Portland’s anti gang effort.

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Dontae Blake, 43, is an ex-gang member from northeast Portland trying to reconcile his past by connecting younger gang members to nature in an effort to prevent them from going down the same path he once walked down.