I want to organize a community organization that helps with after school programs for those who are in poverty and are identified for at-risk. I vision a place where students can go after school for various things(examples: homework help, computer usage and training, fitness programs, nutrition programs, music lessons, dance lessons, career education, work training, counseling, game rooms to keep them off the street, movie nights, teacher volunteers to help students, and etc..,)
Our community is very small, a poverty stricken area, and teens here are greatly in need of help. Teen pregnancy is high, and drugs and alchol abuse are all to common. There is nothing here to keep them out of trouble. They find their own form of entertainment. Most can not afford recreational activities so they find themselves getting in trouble quickly. This is a pattern and I would love to make a change. Many do not have a good influence in their lives. There are not many adults in the children's lives that can make a possitive impact on them. It is in GREAT need of a change.