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David Hardee

Excellent article! Its theme precisely places the emphasis on social values and the organization’s that can and will place youth into activities that develop valuable members of society. It’s refreshing to have an article that does not cry out for a government’s solution. It is in the realm of the family, local establishments and faith based organizations where our young people will be groomed to be respectful, kind and cooperative. These kinds of activities will pay dividends not only for the individual child but will build the roots they will pass on to their children.

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Paula Flinn

Great article, Angela Wilson. We know that children like to “belong” to something. In my day, there was Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. Now because of families having to work, some teens turn to gangs. We need to have enough wholesome places for our children to congregate and activities for them to do. There is no meeting at the drugstore or mall. My own teens, in the ‘80’s, met at coffee shops and malls. I don’t know where teens congregate today.

Dedrick Johnson

Excellent article... When I was a kid growing up in Texas City, the recreational part of our Parks and Recreation program saved me from the streets. More major and visible, effective programs across the mainland are definitely needed to help steer our youth clear of the pitfalls that are hidden on their journey of life.

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