Today, in America, there are more than 14 million youth under 18 who are defined as "at risk" (of not reaching a productive adulthood). They face a relentless assault of negative influences which often result in drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, poor academic performance, violence, even death.
Every child should have the opportunity, confidence, character and support needed to lead a safe, healthy and productive life. They have a right to expect a fair chance to develop their talents and apply their energies in order to successfully contribute to society. However, their communities are bereft of role models, and teachers have too much on their plates.
Studies consistently show that the best hope for young people comes from mentoring. Programs like Cabrini Connections provide students with the opportunity to develop their confidence, character, and grow into the person they were destined to become. There might not be role models in the community but Cabrini Connections provides role models for these students, this not only gives these students a save haven for after school but a chance to develop their talents and teach them to use their energy for the good.
Help us help the children. To find out more ways on how to be apart of the solution go to www.cabriniconnections.net