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The National Youth Violence Prevention Week 2022 has just begun. Hence, We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports comes to you with an important message today. We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports is no stranger to youth violence. Hence, the National Youth Violence Prevention Week means more than just a national event to raise our voices against an issue. It’s a topic that hits home for We W.I.L.L.

Youth Violence Prevention Week 2022 – What it means to us!

We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports was created for two main reasons,i.e., to decrease the amount of time our youth spend becoming involved in criminal activity and to increase their adoption of successful, healthy lifestyles. Our core goal has been to prevent youth violence by engaging our youngsters in healthy, sports activities. However, the national youth violence prevention week gives us an extra opportunity to be proactive in fulfilling our goal.

What We Are Doing This Week?

During our after-school program at NCSH, We W.I.L.L Thru Sports will be taking time to discuss the importance of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Coach Perez will be speaking to the youth about being safe and making smart decisions. Additionally, coaches and our young participants will explore outlets that can lead to positive behaviors and decrease the risk of youth violence. These discussions are meant to empower youth to voice their opinions, ask questions, and ultimately bring about change in their community.

How We Can Prevent Youth Violence!

The statistics on youth violence are disturbing and might leave you traumatized. However, by focusing on the importance of its prevention, both the federal and private non-profit sectors can work towards preventing youth violence. This, in turn, would decrease the number of youth offenders. Hence, the success rate of these preventive measures will increase in communities more likely to experience violence.

Final Verdict

We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports aims to prevent and reduce youth violence and make efforts to change the attitudes about violent behaviors amongst our most vulnerable young people. We want our young people to see beyond their surroundings and circumstances and work hard to reach their potential. As we evolve and grow as an organization, we hope to collaborate with other entities and increase making a difference that will further a lasting impact in our communities.

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