of them are young and from low income families and are trying to
finish high school and learn a trade. They can study carpentry,
painting, masonry, electrical, business, child care, culinary arts
and health occupations. Often these are kids who are at risk. That
means that they suffered abuse or neglect as young children. Some
of them are "throw away kids". They grow up to use drugs and alcohol
as a way to numb the psychological pain of their childhoods. Then
they make poor choices and get into trouble. Some of the young people
are very difficult to deal with and can by quite disruptive to others.
An apology to residents is order for them. Others are just trying
to make lives for themselves and are quite interesting and delightful
to know. I would invite anyone who is interested in finding out
more about the situation to come and have a gourmet lunch cooked
by the culinary students. The lunch is $7 and is served Tues through
Fri from 12-1. Reservations are in order. If you feel uncomfortable
or frightened of these young people, please come and meet a few
of them and try to understand life from their point of view. Maybe
you would even consider volunteering your time. One adult can impact
a young person's life and their future. Thanks, Susan 277-2400 ext.
I still haven't been to the job corps' culinary school for lunch
yet, or that other place the city's treasure island web site faq
promises is over here. Hmmm.
I find both a supertanker collision and our suspect electrical wiring
to be way more scary. I'm surprised that job corps kids are in the
lead in the poll, and also that no one pointed out that I had spelled
'ridiculous' wrong. Which is just ridiculous.