Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Faith Groups Featured at Conference on At-Risk Youth
"Family, school and community are the three pillars that can help save millions of America’s youth from the daily threats of gangs, apathy or jail, First Lady Laura Bush said Tuesday, as she opened the first-ever National Conference on at-risk youth."This is but one example of people of faith making a difference is our society. The article highlights one example of a successful outreach that turned 80% of youth from gangs. It also highlights a youth mentoring program funded by the federal government and staffed by church-based ministries. Helping America's Youth seems to be making a difference in lives by connecting communities to programs that work.