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Bring Back Summer Youth Jobs and After School Programs
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Last edited: Friday, May 02, 2008
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008

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I strongly believe that there should be after school programs and standard summer jobs for our youth.

In today's society, words are thrown around like bird feed. People are quick to say things but, when the time comes to back it up, their no where to be found. A perfect example is the quote that seemingly appears to show concern fo our youth, " Children Are Our Future." I've heard that phrase so often but, there's absolutely nothing to support it when it comes to certain issues. I say that because, the issues that surround the health and well-being of our children should be on the forefront of issues that need to be addressed and resolved ASAP. Too many children are getting into trouble and, getting hurt after school as a result of having nothing constructive to keep their minds occupied, enhance their creativity and, keep them off the streets. There used to be a time when Summer Youth Jobs were guaranteed without having to add your name to a lottery and, After School Programs were standard.

 Many of the violent crimes involving children today probably wouldn't have taken place if there were jobs and after school programs to attend after school. Sure, there are a few places out there but, there aren't enough nor, are they in enough neighborhoods. In my opinion, the lottery for Summer Youth Jobs is one of the most asinine ideas ever thought of. These types of jobs and programs should be standard like it used to be. Thereby, giving many children something definite and constructive to do for the summer and, after school. That in turn, would enable them to achieve a sense of self worth, boosts their self - esteem and, let them feel the joy of making an honest dollar. Having jobs and programs for children will not only benefit children but, give parents/guardians piece of mind in knowing where their children are during certain periods of the day.

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Reviewed by M. Bascombe
I agree with you about the summer jobs and after school programs. I am located in the West Indies where crime is much worse than how it was when I was growing up and decipline is not the same either. Parents have to work twice as hard to support themselves and their children and there are alot fo single parent homes in the Caribbean now. Having these after school programs will help kids off the streets and in the books or extra cirricular activies that will motivate them to become better young adults and older ones.. the Summer jobs will help to teach them about responsibility and hopefully with the help of their parents and wider society; they will become functionable and productive members within society. Thank you for your "piece" on this issue and i hope that it will be addressed in both societies..
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