IT JUST TAKES ONE! Annual Giving Campaign
When it comes to our kids, we usually think of the home, with a solid family life and parental guidance, as the answer to nurturing and protecting them. But for too many children in America, including our community, there's a gap. Research indicates the hours of 3-8 p.m. are the most dangerous time of day for young people – when crime involving youth doubles – as they leave school and return to empty households or neighborhood streets, idle and unsupervised.
The answer, according to experts, is to provide after-school programs in every community. In neighborhoods with effective programs, most youth-related problems are minimized. Children are safe, they're involved in life-enhancing experiences with caring adults and meaningful challenges, and they can better deal with the larger threats and fears affecting our nation and our world.
Boys & Girls Club of Venice believes that every child and teen should be involved in a safe, structured, supervised after-school program, every day. One tangible step is to support the Clubs’ annual giving campaign. It’s an investment in our community’s most precious resource – our children.
Given the important role of the Clubs, there’s no reason why every caring citizen shouldn’t add his or her name to the honor role of supporters.