The Boys and Girls Clubs of America Childhood is the foundation of a person’s entire life. It sets the stage for their future. So, it is pretty important that they are brought up with good values and positive influences. Unfortunately though, there are millions of children all over the world who are drawn astray and partake in criminal behavior. Society as a whole needs to make a greater effort towards helping these children and instilling good values in them. One non-profit organization that has been contributing to bettering the lives of children around the nation is the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is a youth foundation focused on helping children develop character and achieve success in life. Children all over the country are falling victim to the street life. Many children, especially in impoverished neighborhoods, have absentee parents/guardians and are often left alone to roam the streets. Also, many parents living in poor areas are forced to work long hours, and thus are not able to spend much time with their children. It is in such situations where children become the most exposed to all the bad influences which surround them. Some children may be drawn in to criminal lives by all the money and flash they see, or some may just be looking for a place to vent their anger. Whatever the reason may be, the result will always be bad. In fact, most of these children’s tendencies towards criminal behavior will carry over to adulthood. According to Juon, Doherty, and Ensminger (2006) of the
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