Children are the future.Without children, the world would die off in one generation. Thus an investment in our children, is an investment in the future. In the small community of Cascade from the perspective of a child, to put it lightly, is inactive and dull. Even though I believe educational system is excellent, beyond school hours, students are limited to athletics to fill about 6 to 7 hours. Excluding those who do not enjoy athletes or do not have the means to participate. Also the summer months create a vast amount of time to fill. Youth from ages 13-19 are many times left to find - not always the most discerning - alternatives. I believe that the three keys to a more youth focused community are: Adult-Involvement, Commitment, and Adequate Facilities.
A recreation center has been in the minds of the Cascade community for over 20 years. One of the goals of this research article is to advocate the position of the local adults, parents, and students opinion of this building project. As well as research the most effective way to maintain the center financially without discouraging local youth from using it. I believe that it is necessary for the City of Cascade to provide an adequate “hang out” for kids for ages 13 through 19 to keep drug use, underage alcohol consumption and crime rates low in our community. The City of Cascade is in need of an adequate “hang out” for ages 13 through 19, which currently is the age group we, as a community, often overlook, or pass off to the school system.
Subparagraph 1 of 3 Caldwell interview with The Mayor of Caldwell on the statistics of the lowered crime and drug rate.
My original plan was to support the Rec Pool and fitness complex in the hopes that it could be the sorely needed place for teens to spend time, hang out and chat with friends. After my research however, I have concluded that-though the pool will benefit the community- the pool is not being built for the youth, but instead to satisfy politically opinionated adults. Because the roots of this rec building are anchored to previous political grudges, kids would not feel the acceptance that would ensure regular use. If the rec board and those who are wrapped up in the politics of the pool truly wish to benefit the community, then they need to set aside their own agenda and allow the youth to be an intricate part of the planning process. In an interview with the Mayor of Caldwell, Garret L. Nancolas, when discussing the progress the community of Caldwell has made in the area of youth.
Subparagraph 2 of 3 Interview with Mr. Burleson and Mike Keithy about the history of the project. Community. A group of people living in the same place, and sharing the same land and responsibly to better the economic quality of life individually and as a whole. A community is made up of many different ages, beliefs and backgrounds, therefore the challenge is to improve the quality of life in every faction of the community. In the city of Cascade, I believe we...