Sponsor A Child
According to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) more than 14 million students leave school every afternoon and have nowhere to go, since they do not have access to affordable, after-school opportunities.
After-school hours are the peak time for juvenile crimes and risky behaviors, including alcohol and drug use! Statistics find that children who do not spend any time in after-school activities are 49 percent more likely to have used drugs and 37 percent more likely to become a teen parent. Unfortunately, kids are also at the highest risk of becoming a victim of violence after school, particularly between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The highest amount of juvenile crime occurs between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., the hour after most children are dismissed from school.
What can you do help with decrease these alarming statistics and give our youth a safe place to go when the school bell rings at the end of the day?
Sponsor a child and make a difference in our children’s life and community. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and will go directly to fund The Mix at Arbor Place’s after school programming. During that time, each child will enjoy a snack, dinner, open gym time, tutorial/homework time, club (ranging from Bible study to nutrition), and MUCH MORE!!