Unfortunately it seems there is more our society can do to help prevent this trend. Drugs are a growing problem with teenagers in our society because parents and the community do not provide enough drug education. Conclusion This trend is in a spiral whirlwind out of control within our youth in society. There are so many educational plans and information to educate the students, parents, school administrators and society as a whole. With the danger explained in detail to teenagers and also teaching how to stand up to peer pressure, this will provide extra assurance and confidence within the teenagers to stand up for their belief in not participating in drugs.
This makes students to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. But some educators and students argue that students should not be “forced” to do community service. We will discuss how the students and community could be benefited from students’ engagement. First of all, the debates continue over whether students should be “forced” to volunteer. Some students think the community service should be for students who want to help and do some good for the community.
what do we mean by youth work? The following is a summary of Bernard Davies chapter on what do we mean by youth work. It would be hard to define youth work in a few words the fundamental meaning is working with young people, but what that entails will be different for every youth worker the variety of settings and situations they encounter. A definition of the purpose of youth work is to work with young people to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, help them gain a voice and encourage integration into wider society. Sapin (2009) states that youth workers should encourage and support their social development as they grow from children to adults, they are apprentice adults and the youth worker is the trainer teaching them the skills needed to become qualified adults.
Although the community service requirement is not popular in other Lehigh Valley school districts, nationally the trend is gaining some strength. One of the pros of doing community service is the natural good feeling one gets from helping others. Another benefit of doing community service is it gives students a taste of what the real practical world is like and can help students better prepare themselves for their own futures. The students are able to interact with people who they do not normally surround themselves with and learn how to deal with all kinds of people. One of the biggest pros is that community service opens up many new doors for a person.
As Erik Erikson presents, if a basic sense of trust develops early in life and is nurtured throughout childhood, it can become one of the most important developmental strengths that people draw upon as they enter adolescence and then young adulthood. In Youth Ministry, this sense of trust is a two way street between the Minister and our youth which must be developed by both individuals as we enter into a relationship with each other. As a Minister, we need young people to trust us, but in order to be truly effective in reaching, connecting and growing in faith with them; we have to trust them too. This dependence stems from the stages that all relationships go through and is often similar to the very stages of perspective that adolescents are experiencing as they grow through early, middle and late adolescence. In the film Finding Forrester, we experience the beginning, growth and maturation of the unlikely friendship between Jamal Wallace, a talented 16 year old black teen from the South Bronx and William Forrester, a recluse Pulitzer Prize winning author experiencing and observing the changes in his neighborhood from the safety of his top floor apartment.
Engaging The Teens I believe that community is one of the most important aspects of life and how we live each day. I think communities are vital to society and without them there is no need for human life. I believe that the leaders of the communities should focus on engaging the adolescence as opposed to young children and older folks. There are many reasons why adolescents should be major targets in the community. It can be very hard to get them involved in the community, but the results can change their lives forever.
FUTURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PROPOSAL Even though the number of juveniles have increased and seen as no hope is available, changes are needed to improve the juvenile justice system with the help from the community, family, law enforcement support system in order to reduce the recidivism. Community Involvement Community Involvement is considered as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristics in common such as our young juveniles. Community Involvement plays a tremendous role with our juvenile youth by helping them to stay on the right path. There are a lot of community programs that will help our juvenile youth to stay focused and there are some after schools activities programs. Community Involvement have been reaching out to our at risk juveniles.
While they mature quicker and they may be learning crucial life skills, these lessons are not without substantial risk. The solutions exist, but it takes volunteer power from schools and churches, and the flexibility of management over our workplaces. “It takes a village…” is a common phrase pertaining to the raising of children. The whole community at every level needs to rededicate their efforts into making the world a safer place for children. Only then will the problem of latchkey kids be
No matter who you are or where you may be, there is always someone with more experience who knows better. Take the common example of parents and their children, while the children may think they know the best for themselves their parents usually know better. This is because our parents have already gone through childhood and adolescence and dealt with similar predicaments. Having gone through these events and witnessing the outcome of their choice gives them an advantage when dealing with problems similar to theirs. Many people argue that times change and people of a previous generation do not know what to do with problems of their generation.
High school is a transitional period of finding out who you are as an individual. It is a learning period for most teenagers who are not totally sure of their identity, and capabilities. They have visions and dreams of what they think the world should be, but are not aware of how daunting the task. It is a time when you are responsible enough to drive, but not constitutional old enough to vote. The advice I would give to someone starting high school is to be focused on their students, avoid peer pressure, and participate in extracurricular activities.