To have an even deeper impact with the Fullerton community’s youth, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton will re-commit to being the #1 advocate for youth in Fullerton. They ask that community partners in education, law enforcement and the general public join them on their “Great Futures” march. On July 31, 2014 at 3 p.m. they will march from their main branch (340 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA) headed east to Harbor Blvd. They will cross north on Harbor Blvd. and head west to the Fullerton Police Station- City Hall area where they will meet with the Chief of Police, Dan Hughes and Mayor Doug Chaffee, who will be asked to commit to youth advocacy. Together they hope to address social issues, healthy lifestyles, academic success, college enrollment, and community leadership to improve the future of Fullerton’s youth.
– Afterschool Alliance estimated that as many as 15.1 million kids (about 26% of the school-age population) go to a home without adult supervision after school. This challenges most families by unleashing children into an unsupervised environment where negative influences are at their most effective.
– One-third of all violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders occur during after-school hours, …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce