3 A new study shows some alarming arrest numbers for young men in America. According to the study - by the time they're 23 years old - 40 percent of white males will have been arrested at least once - And that number is even higher for African American men. Channel 4's Tim Pulliam spoke with some local community leaders about ways to slow down that trend. Tm joins us live now with more...Tim.. 3 3 36-41 It's an alarming reality researchers are shining a light on.50 percent of black men and 40 percent of white men are handcuffed and jailed at least once before their 23rd birthday.The study stems from a survey of 7,000 over ten year period - asking them if they had ever been taken into custody for a non- related traffic offense.The study revealed arrests ranged from underage drinking to violent assaults.Channel 4 Crime analyst and former police officer, Ken Jefferson says the statistic highlights a bigger issue.Ken Jefferson 080204 Law Enforcement we need to do a better job of being proactive and instead of reactive. We have to be proactive in our fight.And part of that fight Jefferson says is reaching youth early. Leaders at the YMCA in Jacksonville say the key to curbing youth incarceration rates is through education. Candace DeMarco/Regional Development Youth Director for YMCA First Coast.075716 We had a little boy who learned how to read at the YMCAYMCA Regional Youth Director, Candace DeMarco says after-school program, summer educational workshops, tutoring and mentoring programs increases a school-aged child's chances of finishing high school and college and decreases the odds of ending up in jail.She says 92 percent of YMCA students enrolled in an educational enrichment program will finish high school versus 52% who not enrolled.It's an effort she says will take everyone getting involved.075805 How are we as one team going to change this 3 Tim - Where do women fall on this study?"