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Pleased to meet you a4a.com For kids stuck in these areas wracked by shoot-outs, the best defense is learning how to minimize risk, both online and off. Most of them just want to appear hardened, tough, but not so tough that they stand out; the goal is a level of invisibility that makes them a less likely target. Jason Story, a former gang member from the South Side, is now one of several teachers in a Chicago-wide program called BAM (short for Becoming a Man), a 30-week class aimed at 1,500 troubled high school freshmen and sophomores. He feels that by focusing on issues of integrity, self-determination, and positive anger expression, BAM is steering many of these wayward teens away from dangerous activities on social media and the streets.