We Mentor Troubled Youth.
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Please do not leave this site without helping us mentor troubled youth with at least a love offering of ONE DOLLAR in our DROP BOX. We all at sometime in our life needed someone to lift us up when we have made a bad decision. More and more youth are in great danger of spending there life behind prison walls. YOU WILL HELP CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ONE MORE YOUNG PERSON
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The youth that are in the Y.E.S. project mentoring program are primarily young people who have been involved in criminal activity such as gang membership, drug and alcohol use, and various other criminal activities. Some of these young people have dysfunctional family problems and emotional and mental problems. Y.E.S. project's major objective is to teach our youth Godly principles which will enable them to successfully overcome and prosper in their environment which is typically a drug and gang infested environment and to teach them not to give into peer pressure. These youth are defined as being "at- risk" which generally describes youth who come from single-parent homes who show signs of emotional or behavioral problems, and who lack the support to navigate developmental tasks successfully. As adults, they have a disproportionately high incidence of divorce, chronic unemployment, physical and psychiatric problems, substance abuse, demands on the welfare system, and further criminal activity. The toll of these problems is costly not only to the individual but also to society in terms of health care, welfare, and legal costs. Conversely, the average cost per child per year for a well-run mentoring program is unknown but has been believed to prevent or minimize a need for other social services in the future. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, estimates that between 5 and 15 million children could benefit from being matched with a mentor.
JUVENILE REPORT: http://juveniledata.georgia.gov/RgpReports.aspx?report=2012DataTargets
Research shows that youth who spend time with a caring adult mentor regularly for at least one year are:
- 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to start drinking
- 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- More trusting of their parents or guardians