Subject: Boys and Girls Club of El Paso Fellow RWS 1301 students, Monday through Friday at 3:00 P.M. thousands of children and teenagers are out of school in El Paso. 1 in 5 of these children have no adult supervision and often, nothing to eat. They spend their weekday afternoons in the streets and are exposed to numerous dangers, including juvenile delinquency. Their academic performance is hindered because they have no one to help them with their homework, and their parents often cannot afford babysitters or have another adult watch over their children.
Sports THE BARONS SOCIAL CLUB, INC. Noble Teens of Reception 1944-1948 At the beginning of the school year—1944-1945, Beach High School was void of an athletic program. Additionally, social activities for students were almost non existent. To fill this void, Walter B. (49) Simmons inspired the inception of a teen age boys club.
A research article written by Jeffery J Shook, an Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director of Sociology at University of Pittsburgh, provides a detailed analysis of the policy and practices that allow an easy transfer of youth into adult courts. The study examines the delinquent behavior of youth as viewed by the society and the nature of transfer policy and how it has impacted juveniles since its creation. Shook looks into the race and ethnicity of juveniles and reveals that juveniles of color experience the consequences of transfer the most. As stated in the article by Shook (2005), “these disparities are justified by the assertion that children of color commit a disproportionate amount of violent and serious juvenile crime” (pg.
In the long run, one thing that we can say for sure is that drama sells. Because it is a major selling point, the marketing of shows like the “Bad Girls Club” becomes easier. This is especially true, if it is combined with sex, attractive women, and the presumption of a good time. Ultimately, you end up with a concoction of something being passed off as main stream entertainment, when it really just resembles borderline pornography.
As claimed by Gardner (1992, p. 83) “Gangs came into existence and flourish because the needs of the young people in a neighbourhood or culture or family are not being met. The Gang, in essence, fills the void.” In today’s society there are a variety of different types of gangs which have affected the society on different ways. Street gangs, according to Klein (as cited in Carlie, 2002) are a “semi structured groups of adolescents and young adults who engage in felonious and criminal behavior.” This kind of Gang is very popular in the United States and is responsible for illegal selling of drugs and also turf wars which have heightened murder rates in many cities and communities.
Social Justice Issue: Juvenile Justice System Prior to the 1960’s youth did not have their own set of constitutional rights, which led them to be charged unconventionally depending on the situation; often they were viewed as mini-adults who understood the consequences of their actions completely. As crimes committed by youth rose, the US Congress passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act in 1974. This was put in place to help reform treatment of juvenile offenders, preventing them from being held as adults for petty crimes, and made states follow plans to help reduce the amounts of minorities in the system due to disproportional amounts (which is still the case today). With the all time high-rise of crime in the 1980’s to the 1990’s and
In the entertaining article “Turning Boys Into Girls”, Michelle Cottle enlightens the readers of how unrealistic depictions in media and advertisements are increasing men’s attention to self image in order to show the damaging effects media has when targeting the insecurities of men and women. Michelle Cottle utilizes relatable language to inform the readers of the effects the media has on men’s body image and how it “levels the playing field” for women. Cottle writes words like “beef-cake” and “whippersnappers” to appeal to younger males. The word choice implements a conversational tone that youth will find easier to relate to. She targets young men and boys to reinforce how damaging media and advertisements are.
Violent crimes are violations of the criminal law that requires violence against one person to another, which the extent of minor to major impact on society of criminal jurisprudence that has shifted from the past to today. There are two differences in the violence and crime. Crime can be any type of rape and homicide, but in fact where does the sense of violence come from as today. In the past nothing wasn’t homicide or violence, it was all about the different laws in different groups that were created and to be punished in the way of hate, the sense of integration or separation in the past. Today crime is in any type of way, but as a law enforcement, what makes a violent crime.
In the 90’s, a widely popular youth television show was “Boys Meets World” which was greatly acclaimed for its cultural impact. The show was a simple show about a young boy going through life with his troublesome best friend. Despite the initial simplicity, the show was popular due to its controversial topics such as child abuse, sexual harassment, religion, and interracial dating. Despite the high popularity, the show did end but managed to gain a spin-off years later. The spin-off “Girls Meets World” is a continuation of the old, now regarding the daughter of two main characters from the original show and how she survives life with her troublesome best friend.
The Boys & Girls Club Organization follows the Youth Development Strategy. This strategy describes how the impact of youth development professionals and volunteers interact with young people. All programs that are implemented purposes are to maximize opportunities and assist with the young people attaining the five basic senses; a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging, a sense of power and influence. The programs that the Boys & Girls Club offer to assist with the members of the club acquiring the five senses are Manhood, Smart Girls, Smart Moves, Triple Play Program, and Net Smartz.