Fixing the Problem
According to the CDC, these are the risk factors for teen violence, the kind that killed Joseph Adetula:
For the youth himself or herself:
In the youth's family:
We can't fix all those problems. But we can fix a significant portion of them, with your help. We can provide a place for kids to go after school, with the guidance of an adult. We can show them the alternatives to substance abuse. By talking to them, we can help identify problems they're having that are keeping them from doing well in school. And we can give them something else to care about.
Now below are factors identified by the CDC as things children may have that will help inoculate them against violent behaviors. How many do you think a caring organization like the Joseph Adetula Foundation can provide?
Help support the Joseph Adetula Foundation. We can turn our kids around."A Journey of thousand miles, begins with a single step"
The Consumer Guide, by Debra Hollinger,1997
Every day in America...
1375 teenagers drop out of school
3288 children run away from home.
2987 children see their parents divorced.
6 teenagers commit suicide.
2740 teenagers become pregnant.
1293 teenagers give birth.
Joseph Adetula Foundation
*a National Heritage Foundation
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