Youth in Communities<br />Prepared by Emily Barrera<br />April 16, 2010<br />Prepared for Ms. Santoy<br /> <br />ABSTRACT...
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  1. 1. Youth in Communities<br />Prepared by Emily Barrera<br />April 16, 2010<br />Prepared for Ms. Santoy<br /> <br />ABSTRACT<br />The report enclosed examines the problem of youth in communities and includes ways to help remedy some problems. Involvement was just ten people who took a questionnaire. The purpose of this is to help give recommendations to help communities see or start a better way to reach out to their youth and give opportunities. Seeing past skepticism in past attempts and coming together to help bring a place in being for youth to go and stay out of trouble. Problems in what teens and communities face. Bringing schools and communities together to get something done for their youth and keeping a positive outlook and response when things aren’t going in the intended direction. Recommendations are given to council members to help spark an idea or innovation to do so. 1) What can be done to help teens in school, 2) What benefits come from this, 3) Ways to help bring people together to help run the events. <br />Table of ContentsABSTRACTiiiEXECUTIVE SUMMARY1INTRODUCTION 3TROUBLED TEENS4STUDENTS5ANALASIS 6CONCLUSION AND RECCOMMENDATIONS7WORK CITED<br />Troubled Teens<br />In Local Communities<br />To: Mrs. Santoy<br />Date: April 16, 2010<br />Subject: Youth in Communities<br />Enclosed is a report containing the results of a questionnaire about youth, teens, in local communities. Ways to get teens involved and people to help bring it together. <br />This brings up 1) Do youth have nothing more to do besides school, 2) What is in communities that affect or target youth, 3) What can be done to help, 4) Who should take charge for this kind of thing. Although this report isn’t a worldwide result, communities small and big face problems with youth due to there being so many and they are so different.<br /> One of my goals is to help you see that more can be done to ensure that our youth doesn’t fall prey to things that will harm them. So then they can make informed decisions about their life too. I hope we can work and building something for your youth and keeping it strong. I can be reached at 956-202-5115, or email me at eabarrera@mymail.tstc.edu, if any questions should arrive please don’t hesitate to contact me.<br />EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<br />The report enclosed examines the problem of youth in communities and includes ways to help remedy some problems. Involvement was just ten people who took a questionnaire. The purpose of this is to help give recommendations to help communities see or start a better way to reach out to their youth and give opportunities. Seeing past skepticism in past attempts and coming together to help bring a place in being for youth to go and stay out of trouble. Problems in what teens and communities face.<br />Seeing what can be done from members of city councils, volunteers, students and people from the community. So in turn have schools, colleges, and other sources coming together to try and get things for these teens to do. This will include getting a community involved in teen lives, getting surveys and opinions on how this should be best produced. Studies show that teens that get involved with the community or school have a higher chance of staying in school and possibly going to a secondary school.<br />Community members<br />Students, High School and College<br />Volunteers<br />Other people of the community<br />Students are more involved in their community have a less likely chance to fall prey to drugs, gangs, etc. It helps to build moral and values, then in turn other teens see this effect, or have a desire to help they come out and give what they can. They will inspire each other to come together help others and each other. Based on my results of my questionnaire it is evident that people think things need to be done to help guide teens out of trouble. I have come to these conclusions 1)there should be people to come together, city council members, people who work for the city to come up with a place in a safe location and easy access and ready people to come work for them in creating activities, rules and procedures to make that place possible. 2) Teachers, college students, and other members can bring teens to their schools for events, events to help with problems, a movie night or just a safe place to hang out with friends and family. 3) Is to organize events and find a place either, every time they have one or set it up in a new place each time, to give teen’s availability and rides in case they need to be picked up and dropped off by a school or rented van of the organization.<br />INTRODUCTION<br />Troubled Teens in Local Communities<br />In local communities, they all have the same problem, the problem of troubled teens. The purpose of this report is to bring awareness and possibly action against these teens doing drugs, committing crimes, and to stay in school. So in turn have schools, colleges, and other sources coming together to try and get things for these teens to do. This will include getting a community involved in teen lives, getting surveys and opinions on how this should be best produced. Studies show that teens that get involved with the community or school have a higher chance of staying in school and possibly going to a secondary school.<br />This brings up some questions:<br />1)      What can be done to help take teens off the streets?<br />2)      What can schools do to keep kids active?<br />3)      How does this affect kids later in life or in school?<br />Problems in Communities and How to Help<br />I chose this issue, because of what I hear on the news and what I see at the high schools. Crimes are being committed by kids in school, some even in middle school. The crimes are drugs, robbing, muggings, and shootings. These are our future and they are getting drawn into a bad place, and they don’t care about their schooling, which I strongly believe, should change they need to know someone cares.  My method in getting my research is to use a questionnaire and spread it between teenagers to people involved in the community. My results lead me to believe that something needs to be done, more needs to be moved towards their education, their involvement.  An activity center that can put them in fun activities and also include them in further in their education, or just a fun place to hang out with their friends and won’t be out late, or getting involved in bad things. Another recommendation is that schools, high schools and colleges come together and make activity days and have it for teenagers at the campus or at a park and have consistent dates.<br />In looking at my results, it is clear that something should be done about this. Both students and adults not in school see a problem and see different ways to solve this problem. The majority of people surveyed agree that a designated place preferred a building, hold events, clubs and activities for youth will be a tremendous help. Along with certified people to work and run the place, and to be over looked by the community, students, and people of the community.<br />Students<br />From what I have gathered form a local college, students seem to think a similar thing. That teens are getting more and more involved in sex, drugs and gangs. A lot is visible in the news and newspapers. They think a positive organization that doesn’t judge and kick teens out for being troubled some. There are some places that teens go, is a sports complex, movie theaters, and the mall. Most of this is not enough for a small place with a lot of youth. They bundle in one place and get bored of that one thing so they see adults drinking and smoking, getting tattoos and piercings and all of a sudden they want to do that. Places that run activities for students should been clear of any of these or being visible, that’s why schools don’t hire people with piercings and tattoos showing. Most areas of business do not allow any of these from their workers so they are just trying to optimize their student’s future. Once a few get involved more see and want to join and know it’s ok to help out and not be embarrassed about it. In turn it makes them more social and helps broaden their future from the experience they got<br />. <br />“There should be a place that helps them with school and in turn lets them have fun and doesn’t discriminate against them because of their interests, cloths, race or anything like that.” Says a local mother of a baby girl. There might be a boys and girls club but not all students are interested in that, there should be activities or days that appeal to all kinds of youth, keep them off the streets or doing anything else.<br /> <br />CONCLUSION<br />After looking at my results, and comments made by interviewers, it is obvious that something more needs to be done for teens looking for what interests them. We should be able to come up with something that keeps them occupied and keeps their mind off peer pressure. This makes it comes down to people needing to come together and bring teens together.<br />First there should be people to come together, city council members, people who work for the city to come up with a place in a safe location and easy access and ready people to come work for them in creating activities, rules and procedures to make that place possible.<br />Second, teachers, college students, and other members can bring teens to their schools for events, events to help with problems, a movie night or just a safe place to hang out with friends and family.<br />Thirdly is to organize events and find a place either, every time they have one or set it up in a new place each time, to give teen’s availability and rides in case they need to be picked up and dropped off by a school or rented van of the organization.<br />Works Cited<br />Barrera, Emily. (2010, April). “Troubled Teens in Local Communities” Questionnaire. <br />“Youth inspire their community through service”. (2009, July 07). Retrieved from http://www.communityservice.org<br />Bynum, Sandra. (2005-07). Mentor a youth group to help homeless teens. Retrieved from http://www.charityguide.org/volunteer/fewhours/youth-group.htm<br />

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