Engaging Activities for the At-Risk Youth
There is a lot of at-risk youth around the world and that is the sad reality that we all have to face. As much as we may not be impressed with what these children did in their lives, we are somehow responsible for showing them that there are several ways on how they can make their lives better.
Each child has a story to tell of why they were led to the current situations where they are in. By learning more about these children, we are introduced to the harsh realities that can really break a person’s life.
Here at Rainbow Youth, we highly believe that all people deserve a better shot in life, regardless of how they may have messed it up. We came up with several activities that can make the at-risk youth involved. That way, they will realize that they are not worthless. With that, here are some of what we came up with.
Most at-risk youths find themselves lost. Given the fact that they have resorted to illegal activities and vices as their coping mechanism, it is not surprising to know that these children are deprived of nutrition and of proper activities that can make them more physically fit.
By having them engaged in different sports, they will know the importance of teamwork and staying physically fit. That way, they will learn how to cooperate with other players and how to follow rules and regulations.
One of the things that placed these at-risk youths where they are is the fact that they had resorted to the wrong activities as their coping mechanism. More often than not, these children are really hard to crack because of all the things that they endured in their life. With that, it is highly important that they learn how to express themselves even without the need to say their thoughts out loud.
So, with the help of a few painting materials, we hope that these children can express themselves and somehow lessen the burden on their minds. That way, they can be more active and creative as they slowly start to open up.
Clean up drives
Community service is not a punishment, even though it may be asked from those who may have had a hard time in their lives. By engaging the at-risk youth in our clean up drives, we aim to show them that they are not worthless because they can still do something in their lives. Whenever we have them involved in our community services, we make sure that they will see that they can still make an impact on other people’s lives, regardless of how dark their past may be.
Overall, there are a lot of other activities that these at-risk youths can actually do. By engaging in these activities, they can make a difference in their own lives one step at a time.