Focus on Education and Youth

Truancy and Delinquency is a problem in our community that has been overlooked for a long time. It is something families do not like to mention outside of the immediate family. Parents feel helpless to control their children. Their children do not listen to the parents. Yet, parents feel uneasy to seek external help. It is a problem that many of us in the community do not want to bring up, but it exists, and it needs to be addressed. It may not be your child, but it is someone’s child. The cultural expectation is to not intrude on a family’s problem unless they ask for help, but they do not ask for help. It has been brought to our attention that there is a need for help in this area. How can we help?