|Related Links - Youth|
The following site covers a broad range of related topics, and is strongly recommended.
Boy Scouts www.scouting.org
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Girl Scouts www.girlscouts.org
The Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Boys and Girls Clubs www.bgca.org/In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.
Police Athletic League www.policeathleticleague.org
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and kids in the community. First incorporated in the early 1930's, the PAL has a long history of developing bonds between cops and kids.
The Police Athletic League is based on the belief that children, if reached early enough, can develop a strong, positive, attitude towards police officers in their journey through life towards the goal of adulthood and citizenship.
A PAL program brings youngsters under the supervision and constructive influence of a responsible law enforcement agency and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer. That role is the positive reinforcement and support of the responsible values and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.
Youth sports programs have contributed significantly to the reduction of delinquency in our communities. Police Athletic League's use athletic and recreational programs as a tool; a way to involve children in the program. While involved with PAL, the message of avoiding gangs, drugs, alcohol, and other detriments, is discussed with the youngsters. Although nationally known as a recreation program, the Police Athletic League has adapted to the changing times. PAL programs now incorporate programs such as computer skills, mentoring, and homework help, to further aid our children.
Studies show that if a youngster responds to a police officer in a positive way on the ballfield or in the classroom, he or she will very likely come to respect the laws that a police officer enforces. Such benefit to the youngsters and to the neighborhood and business community in which they grow up is virtually unmeasurable.
Ask Kids www.askkids.comAsk Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It is a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that is safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.
The following sites provide substantial anti-drug information, and are also strongly recommended.
Youth Crime Resources
The following site provides information related to avoiding and reducing youth crime, and is strongly recommended.
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