Str8up and Gangs: The Untold Stories is an anthology of writings by thirteen former gang members from Saskatchewan. This collection of poetry, prose, lyrics, and illustrations offers readers a look at the pain, frustrations, violence, dysfunction and hopelessness many street youth face when they to turn to the gang lifestyle. These former gang members all joined the Str8up program - a four year program which supports individuals who are looking to exit the gang lifestyle. The program is the only gang intervention program in the city of Saskatoon, where a 2002 study of youth street gangs conducted across Canada found that Saskatoon had the second highest per capita of youth involved in street gangs. This is a collaborative grass roots initiative between John Howard Society (STR8UP), Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre (SPCC), Inspired Minds: All Nations Creative writing group, coordinated by Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale, U of S English department and Allison Piche, U of S Native Studies department, Aloys Fleischmann, Festivale Photomedia and Fawn Einarson, Hear My Heart Books. The writings are honest, frank, and humble. This 100-page book will open the eyes of teens and youth as well as adults. A Study Guide is available separately.