There are many juveniles throughout the city that are constantly at risk for becoming delinquent due to many different reasons. Some of them are; poor parenting, social economic status, overcrowded schools, and gang’s targeting juveniles, these are some of the reasons that juveniles become delinquent. Juveniles are more likely to become juvenile delinquents if there is little structure provided for them in their families.
There are two community programs in the city of Phoenix that helps juveniles to build their character, they are; Boys and Girls club of Metropolitan Phoenix, and the Valley of the Sun YMCA, they instill morals, ethics, and values within the juveniles that helps each juvenile build their confidence and get on the right path. Without these programs, many juveniles would pursue a path that leads to juvenile delinquency.
The Boys and Girls Club is an outstanding organization that helps juveniles within our community. It offers a much safer place for teens to go as it is considered a prevention program. Sports, crafts, tutoring, mentoring and leadership skills are several activities that the Boys and Girls Club offers. These are covered through the arts, character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, sports, fitness, and recreation; these are all core programs that are set up for juveniles that join the club. Their mission is “to provide a safe environment of youth and inspire boys and girls to obtain their maximum potential in life.”
This is the place where juveniles get help to develop educational competencies, a self-identity that is positive, and values that will enable them to develop and maintain positive relationships throughout their lives. The Boys and Girls Club provides quality afterschool programs in some of the most deserving communities, thousands of children benefit from these programs. There are twelve clubhouses throughout our city, programs that helps...